Enabling a connected ocean presents enormous opportunities for the Irish marine sector. Already an ICT hub, Ireland is fast becoming a global hub for the Blue Internet of the Things – ‘IoT for the Sea’. The growing market opportunities Ireland has to offer in this area will be discussed at a major ‘blue tech’ conference, Digital Ocean, on 29th June 2017 at National University of Galway.
‘Surrounded by the ocean, and already a global tech hub, Ireland has real capabilities across key enabling technologies required to drive blue tech innovation including nanotechnology, sensors, data analytics, robotics, communication technologies and advanced materials,” said Dr. Edel O’Connor, Irish Maritime Development Office. “We also have a number of Irish companies providing world-class expertise and exporting in specialised areas of the marine sector such as data analytics, design and build of offshore vessels, offshore support services, marine electronics, engineering and other areas. Leveraging these critical factors, Ireland is poised to be at the forefront of IoT for the Sea, and with this in mind, we are bringing together the major players at the Digital Ocean event on 29 June in Galway.”