Australia to star as guest of honour of the International Marine & Science Technology Week [fr]

This year, the International Marine & Science Technology Week, better known as Sea Tech Week®, is moving online. This year’s theme, “Observation: From seabed to space” offers great scope for over 200 B2B meetings & about 30 conferences from the 12th - 16th October, 2020


Where there is a will, there is a wave.

Initially due to take place in Brittany, France, Sea Tech Week® organisers are determined to duplicate an online version of the Marine Science & Technology trade fair, with people of around the world joining the event. Despite the ongoing pandemic and uncertainties, Sea Tech Week remains fuelled by the community’s eagerness to innovate and share best practises.

Michel Gourtay, President of Technopôle Brest-Iroise, commented: “We are rethinking the format of the Sea Tech Week® while maintaining the value of human interaction, the core element for success of this year’s event. It is more than ever the occasion for professionals to share advances in research and innovation, develop business contacts and enhance international partnerships and collaborations.”

Spotlight on Australia: The guest of honour

This year, as Sea Tech Week® honours Australia, several prominent Australians will take part in the event. Andy Steven, Research Director at CSIRO and Andy Koronio, CEO of SmartSat CRC (satellite technologies), both members of the Sea Tech Week® International Committee, have confirmed their participation. Karl Sammut, Director of the Centre for Maritime Engineering at Flinders University and Helene Baron, Partnerships Manager at ANU Institute for Space, will likewise act as speakers. In addition, French companies with a large presence in Australia, such as Thales and Naval Group, will emphasise the importance of international collaborations. To top it off, the Australian Ambassador to France, Mr Brendan Berne, will be invited to the panel.

Diving in the deep end of virtual events

Businesses, research laboratories and students will take part in the event to investigate subjects such as observation technologies and infrastructures, satellites, renewable marine energy, genomic data and other scientific marine and space related topics.
This flexible format gives attendees an opportunity to attend multiple events by simply signing up online once. The busy programme will include:

  • A virtual tour of the trade show and online B2B meetings, for free
  • A wide range of sessions (webinars) ranging in price from 10€ (student) to 150€ (full rate)

Registration will start at the end of August 2020 through this link :


Press contact:

Mr Mayeul Fabre / Business France ASEAN-Pacific / M : + 60 (0)18 25 999 07

Sea Tech Week® organisation contact:

Mr Julien Gras / Campus mondial de la mer - Technopôle Brest-Iroise

About Sea Tech Week®:

Sea Tech Week® is the international showcase of the Campus mondial de la mer community, built by the community, for the community. Sea Tech Week® organisers invite participants to actively contribute to the construction of the program, welcome any suggestions and encourage international partners to promote this event to their networks and respective partners.
Twitter : @SeaTechEvent


Dernière modification : 03/09/2020

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