Keynes, October 23 11:15 — 12:15


While the natural resources of the land are inexorably approaching zero, the ocean depths store resources that a few tens or even hundreds of years ahead can support future generations: limitless sources of energy, mineral resources for industrial development, medicines, and food. The experience of developing the marine industry in China, South Korea, and Japan shows a huge potential in creating new markets with volumes of more than USD 20 trillion. For Russia, ocean development is a priority for long-term and stable growth and for its role and influence in the world.

  • However, there remains the important question of how to maintain a balance between environmental issues and the economic development of the marine industry.
  • How can business and government unite their efforts to achieve common goals of the ocean development without damaging the nature?
  • Can the ocean development strategy become one of the new national projects for Russia?