ABOUT Marine Data Infrastructure

As hydrographic data gains more importance in marine exploitation activities and ocean protection initiatives, GCC governments are investing significantly in advanced technology for data integration, management and access.

In June 2015, Abu Dhabi completed a satellite-based habitat mapping project worth millions of dollars. With Dubai’s Expo 2020 win, substantial investments have been made to increase the Emirate’s coastline. Kuwait has signed a partnership for marine data collection to support sustainable marine management in the state’s coastal waters. Latest marine technology implementation is taking place as Sohar Port of Oman is increasing connectivity with the world.

With more projects to be announced in the coming months, the importance of integrating existing technical capabilities and information into a framework for GCC marine data infrastructure rises.

For the third edition, the conference will bring together marine data management experts, regulators, maritime sector stakeholders and technology providers to discuss ocean monitoring and data collection techniques, best practices and the latest technological advancements.

Excellent Opportunities for the Marine Data Infrastructure sector in the GCC

  • Biggest marina in MENA: Dubai ruler unveils 20-million-square foot Dubai Harbour project featuring a 150,000 sq ft cruise liner terminal capable of handling 6,000 passengers and 1,400-berth marina that will increase Dubai’s capacity for handling yachts by almost 50 per cent from the current 3,000 berths in the Emirate
  • DP World is to expand its flagship Jebel Ali Port with the construction of $1.6bn Terminal 4, that will see the port’s capacity increase by 3.1-million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) by 2018, taking its overall capacity to 22.1-million TEU
  • Work on the liquid bulk berth terminal at Duqm Port, Oman will start mid 2017 with the completion of contract award of $533mn to Boskalis, covering engineering, design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth terminal scheduled for completion in 2020.
  • Dubai marine transport sector to witness a sharp rise in the number and available transport modes, stations and passengers with the completion by RTA of the linking of the Business Bay Canal and the Dubai Water Canal with the Arabian Gulf as well as completion of remaining 7 marine transport stations at the business bay canal by 2018
  • Saudi Aramco is set to build the region's largest integrated maritime shipyard in a US $5.2 billion joint venture with South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries in the Kingdom’s Arabian gulf coast which will have the capacity to produce four offshore rigs and 40 vessels, including three super tankers per year
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Becoming a partner of Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2018, as one of our exclusive sponsors, will ensure that your company’s name stands out from the crowd and is recognised through our extensive marketing and branding opportunities, enabling you to capture the attention of core decision makers who influence the marine data infrastructure industry and generate quality relationships for your organisation in this rapidly developing region.

Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2018 is the perfect platform for you to:

  • Expand your network of contacts and potential clients
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  • Demonstrate your commitment to the local market
  • Gain a competitive edge
  • Interact with major industry players and engage key decision makers
  • Launch new products and services

Depending on your specific business objectives, you can take advantage of our tailored sponsorship packages to help you reach your goals.

Whether you choose one of our exclusive packages or work with our team to create a package customised to fit your specific needs or desired investment level, our sponsorship program will help you focus directly on your targets and offer you maximum ROI.

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