Meeting Programme


26th April 2012

08.30    Reception of Participants

09.00    Institutional Welcome by the President of the Canary Islands
Mr Paulino Rivero Baute (President of the Canary Islands)
Mr  José Regidor García (Chancellor of the  University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Ms Teresa Molina Schmid (Assistant Deputy Director General of the Secretary of State for the EU, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation)
Mr  Vicente Marrero Domínguez (President of the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands and of the Provincial Federation of Metal and New Technologies SMEs of Las Palmas)
Mr  Octavio Llinás González (Director of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands)

09:30    The components of the Atlantic Strategy
Mr Luis Cuervo Spottorno (Policy Officer. Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, EU)
Ms Teresa Molina Schmid (Assistant Deputy Director General of the Secretary of State for the EU, Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation)

10.00    Presentation of the MaReS Seminar
Mr Octavio Llinás González (Director of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands)

10.30    Marine and Maritime experiences within the MAC (Madeira-Azores-Canarias) transnational cooperation programme 2007-2013
Mr. Ildefonso Socorro Quevedo (Deputy Counsellor of Economy and Economic Affairs for the EU. Government of the Canary Islands)

11.00    Marine and Maritime experiences within the Atlantic Arc programme
Mr Luc Paboeuf (President of the regional economic, social and environmental council of Aquitaine)

11.30    Coffee break

12.00    Session 1 - Contributions to Reducing Europe's Carbon Footprint
Keynote speaker and chair: 
Mr José Joaquín Hernández Brito (COO of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands)
Invited speakers:
Mr António Sarmento (President of Board of Directors of the Wave Energy Centre)
Mr Raúl Manzanas Ochagavia (Technical Development Director, Wind and Marine Renewables at Acciona Energia)
Mr Carlos Ruiz de León (
Director of the Horizontal Programmes Division of the Technological Institute for 
the Development of Maritime Industries Foundation)
Mr Ignacio de La Nuez Pestana (Director of R&D and Scientific Infrasctructures of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Contribution of Active Participants and discussions

13.45     Lunch

15.00    Session 2 - Contributions to Implementing the ecosystem approach
Keynote speaker and chair: 
Mr Eduardo Balguerías Guerra (Director of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography)
Invited speakers:
Mr Javier Ojeda González Posada (Manager of APROMAR)
Mr Eduardo Brito de Azevedo (Centre of Climate, Meteorology and Global Change of the University of the Azores)
Mr Jesús Morales Cañavate (
Research and Training Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries. Regional Government of Andalusia)
Contribution of Active Participants and discussions

16.30    Coffee Break

17.00    Session 3 - Contributions to Sustainable exploitation of the Atlantic seafloor's natural resources
Keynote speaker and chair: 
Mr Bonifacio Nicolás Díaz Chico (Managing Director of the Canary Islands Institute of Technology)
Invited speakers:
Ms Ana Colaço (IMAR of the University of Azores)
Mr Juan Pedro Díaz González (University of La Laguna)
Mr Enrique Álvarez Fanjul (Head of the Physical Oceanography Department of the State Ports Authority)
Contribution of Active Participants and discussions

18.30    Closure





27th April 2012

09.00    Session 4 - Contributions to Responding to threats and emergencies
Keynote speaker and chair: 
Mr Arturo González Romero (Director General of the Technological Institute for the Development of Maritime Industries Foundation)
Invited speakers:
Mr Blas José Galván González (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Ms Marisa Fernández Cañamero (Coordinator of the area for control and management of the environment and marine resources of the Marine Technological Centre)
Mr Pedro Mederos Martín (Captain of the Maritime Authority of Las Palmas)
Mr Rui Coutinho (Centre for vulcanology and evaluation of geological risks)
Contribution of Active Participants and discussions

10.30    Coffee Break

11.00    Session 5 - Contributions to Socially Inclusive Growth
Keynote speaker and chair: 
Mr Nuno Jardim Nunes (Chairman of the Board of Madeira Tecnopolo)
Invited speakers:
Mr Rafael Juan Robaina Romero (Vice Chancellor for degrees and doctoral degrees of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Ms Catalina Ruiz Pérez (R&D&i Vice Chancellor of the University of La Laguna)
Ms Judith Darias del Pino (Manager of the Gran Canaria Nautic Station)
Mr Luis Rodrigues (Project Coordinator at Lotaçor) 
Contribution of Active Participants and discussions

12.30    The Atlantic initiative as a social inclusive strategy in the Macaronesian Region (Round Table) 
Mr Fernando Redondo Rodríguez (President of the Economic and Social Council of the Canary Islands)
Mr  Vicente Marrero Domínguez (President of the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands and of the Provincial Federation of Metal and New Technologies SMEs of Las Palmas)
Sra. Adelina González Muñoz (Town Councillor 'Ciudad de Mar')
Sra. Carmen Fernández Ibars (National Association of Nautical Companies) 

14.00    Institutional Closure by the President of the Gran Canaria Island Government
Mr José Miguel Bravo de Laguna Bermúdez (President of the Gran Canaria Island Government)
Mr Fernando Redondo Rodríguez (President of the Economic and Social Council of the Canary Islands)
Mr José Sánchez Tinoco (President of Gran Canaria Chamber of Commerce) 
Mr  Vicente Marrero Domínguez (President of the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands and of the Provincial Federation of Metal and New Technologies SMEs of Las Palmas)
Mr  Octavio Llinás González (Director of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands)




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Silvia Hildebrandt,
30 Apr 2012, 03:11