The Marine Institute, Oranmore, Ireland (MII) is sending out advance notice of the third annual SmartOcean workshop, July 2 – 3, 2012. This year’s theme is “Getting more from our marine resources.”

Hosted by MII, this industry-oriented event is aimed at highlighting new commercial and innovation opportunities emerging from Ireland’s SmartOcean Cluster, delivering Hi-Tech products and services to the global marine sector.

Keynote speakers will provide insight on emerging markets, policy and innovation opportunities in the global marine sector.

Participants are advised to book hotel accommodations as soon as possible as there will be an exceptional demand on hotel and other accomodations in early July because this year’s event coincides with the grand finale of the Volvo Ocean Race.

For more information: Lisa Fahy,

Renville, Oranmore, Co. Galway, Galway, Ireland

Tel: + 353 (0) 91 387200 Fax: + 353 (0) 91 387201 Web: www.marine.ie

email: lisa.fahy@marine.ie