22nd March 2021, 12:30 to 13:30
Marine Economy Week is a new virtual event hosted by Harper Macleod. Running from 22 – 26 March, it will examine all aspects of Scotland’s diverse maritime sector.
The marine economy is a fundamental part of Scotland’s Natural Capital, as well as having the ability to play a large role in the efforts to tackle climate change. Until recently, the scale of the sector has been overlooked given the diversity of its enterprises and stakeholders. However, it contributes hugely to both local and national economies and has phenomenal growth potential in Scotland.
Marine Economy Week has been created to help ensure that, at the highest levels of Scottish policy and decision making, marine is not allowed to be ‘the one that got away’.
Get involved in daily roundtable sessions
Over five days, Harper Macleod’s specialists will be joined by industry experts to examine an array of crucial issues facing all parts of the sector.
You can register for as many live roundtable sessions as you like. See the full list on the events page.
Marine Economy – Scotland’s Opportunity
Harper Macleod’s Marine Economy Week launches with a session providing a broad overview of the marine economy sector and its importance to Scotland.
Chris Kerr heads up the Marine Economy team at Harper Macleod, will be joined by Morven Cameron of HIE, who led that organisation’s involvement in the influential MAXiMAR study which highlighted the economic potential of the marine economy for the region. Here we’ll recognise the scale of the marine economy globally, in Scotland and in the Highlands, Islands and Moray (home to more than 60% of the UK coastline) and also its potential growth. With marine resources which already feed into many sectors, including food & drink, energy, tourism and more, we will also discuss the role of the multiple stakeholders involved in the sector.
Please note this webinar may be recorded.