BIT’s 6th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2017 (WCO-2017)
Conference Report of WCO-2017

The 6th Annual World Congress of Ocean held in Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay from November 3-5 in China, has achieved great success. The theme of the conference was “Our Ocean, Our Future”. The conference jointly held with the 6th Annual World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries (WCAF-2017), which has also attracted a lot of attention.
This year's congress has obtained highly focus and extensive attentions throughout the world. Honorable leaders and distinguished guests worldwide have come to attend this congress. In the Opening Ceremony and High-level Dialogue, over 500 participants from more than 30 countries heard the warmly discussion from five honored leaders. During the whole three days’ conference, totally, there were in excess of 600 participants, 150 presentations, 40 posters altogether join in the two conferences. Most participants gave a high appraisal to WCO-2017.
After the conference many participants have expressed their satisfaction with the congress and had fine memories of Shenzhen. We believe that with the support and constructive suggestions the next conference will still be even better. We welcome you to join us next year.

说明: Mr. Paul Holthus,
Founding President & CEO, World Ocean Council,  USA
说明: Dr. Dan M. Frangopol,
Professor and Director,
Lehigh University, USA
说明: Mr. George Guy Thomas,
Creator of satellite-based AIS, former US Science & Technology Advisor for Maritime Domain Awareness , USA
说明: Mr. Kejun Li,
China Association of Communication Enterprise Management
说明: Mr. Roger Johnston,
Pilbara Ports Authority, Australia
Dr. Guillaume DRILLET,
President-Elect, World Aquaculture Society, Asia Pacific Chapter;
Chairman of the Global TestNet, Singapore

Dr. Elias Boletis,

Wartsila, The Netherlands
Mr. Svein David Medhaug,
Project Manager,
Norwegian Maritime Authority,
说明: C:\Users\PPamel\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\ZRNH74G2\Pamel-Peter.jpg Mr. Peter G. Pamel,
Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Chair of the Arctic Issues Committee - Canadian Maritime Law Association,
说明: Oessur Jarleivson Hilduberg Mr. Oessur J. Hilduberg,
Head of the board,
The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board,
说明: Dr. Bite Pal Zoltan,
Vibrocomp, United Arab Emirates
说明: Dr Lothar Schillak Dr. Lothar Schillak,
Triton Marine Science & Consult, Germany
说明: Boyan Savov 24122016.jpg Dr. Kong Cho Ha,
Chairman, Port Klang Authority, Malaysia
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Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada
说明: C:\Users\user\Desktop\ZTF-Diversity List\Photos ZTF\Jagmeet_ZTF.png Mr. Jagmeet Makkar,
Past Chairman,
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers,
Hong Kong Branch
说明: Dr. Christopher Clott,
ABS Chair of Marine Transportation and Logistics
Global Business & Transportation Department
SUNY Maritime College,
Dr. Sam Blakeslee,
Founding Director,
Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, USA
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Manager Strategy and Innovation,
Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, UK
Mr. Martin Taylor,
Chief Executive, Kelvin Hughes, UK
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Global Head Ship Recycling, DNV GL, Norway
Mr. Alper Keceli,
Technical Officer,
Ministry of Transport,
Maritime and Communication, Turkey
说明: Dr. Vehbi S Ataergin,
International Arbitrator & Consultant
Consultant Wise Maritime Trade & Training, UK
Dr. Wentao Zhang,
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Mr. Steven David Rares,
The Hon Justice,
Federal Court of Australia, Australia
Mr. Lijie Pu,
Professor & Assistant President,
Nanjing University,
Dr. YE, Qian,
Executive Director,
Integrated Risk Governance Project/Future Earth/ICSU, Beijing Normal University,
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Technical Manager,
2H Offshore Beijing,
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Americas Environmental & Sustainability Director,
Lloyd’s Register Marine and Offshore, UK
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Mr. Tomas Dyrbye,
Chief Executive Officer, C-LEANSHIP AS, Denmark
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Deputy Director in Exploration Directorate, National Iranian Oil Company, Iran
Mr. Heinz Schelwat, President,
Sea & Sun Technology GmbH, Germany
Mr. Erwin F. Pobre, President, Keeper Maritime Co., Inc., Philippines 说明: C:\Users\zhangxinjian\Desktop\照片\Karen Sumser-Lupson.jpg Dr. Karen Sumser-Lupson, Chair and Commissioner, African Maritime Safety & Security Agency, UK


Dr. Andreas Nordseth began the work as Director General in the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) in January 2009. Andreas Nordseth is a 1982 graduate of the Copenhagen Nautical College. After awarding his Shipmaster's Diploma, Andreas Nordseth went to sea. Subsequently, Andreas Nordseth studied at Danish Technical University. After having graduated, Andreas Nordseth continued teaching at Copenhagen Nautical College as a Maritime Lecturer, before joining the Danish Maritime authority in 1991 as a consultant on maritime education and training. In 1997 he became chief examiner for masters and mates and two years later, in 1999, he became head of division for maritime education and training. He continued his work with the maritime educations, when he took up the position as Deputy Director General in 2003.
His areas of responsibility-besides the maritime educations-included operational issues related to safety of navigation and the like as well as internal functions such as HR and internal service. He is Chairman of Consultative Shipping Group; a position he has held since 2009. Andreas Nordseth is Governor at the World Maritime University and board member of the Maritime Development Centre of Europe (MDCE), the Danish Maritime Fund, the European Maritime Safety Agency, and the Association for Promoting of Danish Shipping and the Advisory Board for Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics at Copenhagen Business School.

Prof. Dan M. Frangopol is the inaugural holder of the Fazlur R. Khan Endowed Chair of Structural Engineering and Architecture at Lehigh University. His main research interests are in the application of probabilistic concepts and methods to civil and marine engineering, including structural reliability, probability-based design and optimization of buildings, bridges and naval ships, structural health monitoring, life-cycle performance maintenance and management of structures and infrastructures under uncertainty, risk-based assessment and decision making, infrastructure sustainability and resilience to disasters, climate change effects, and stochastic mechanics. His research, teaching and service have garnered numerous awards from ASCE, IASSAR, IABSE, SAE and other professional organizations. Prof. Frangopol is the Founding President of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) and of the International Association for Life Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE). He is the Vice-President of the International Association for Structural Safety and Reliability (IASSAR), and Past Vice-President of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of ASCE and Past Member of its Board of Governors. He is also the Founding Chair of the ASCE-SEI Technical Council on life-cycle performance, safety, reliability and risk of structural systems and of the IASSAR Technical Committee on life-cycle performance, cost and optimization. He has held numerous leadership positions in national and international professional societies including Chair of the Technical Activities Division of the 20,000+ members of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the ASCE, Chair of Executive Board of IASSAR, Vice-President of the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII), and Chair of IABSE Working Commission 1 on Structural Performance, Safety and Analysis. A Distinguished Member of ASCE, a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe, London), a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, and an Honorary Member of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania, Prof. Frangopol holds 4 honorary doctorates and 12 honorary professorships. He is also the Honorary President of the IABMAS-Italy and IABMAS-Brazil Groups, and an Honorary Member of the IABMAS-Australia Group, IABMAS-China Group, IABMAS-Japan Group, and of the Portuguese Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety. Prof. Frangopol is the Founding Editor of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering an international peer-reviewed journal launched in 2005 and accepted in 2007 by Thomson ISI for inclusion in the Science Citation Index. He is also the Founding Editor of the Book Series Structures and Infrastructures. Prof. Frangopol is the author or co-author of 2 books, 40 book chapters, 350 articles in archival journals (including 9 prize winning papers from ASCE, IABSE, and Elsevier), and more than 600 papers in conference proceedings. He has edited or co-edited 40 books. With an h-index of 62 and more than 15,900 citations (Google Scholar, 2017) his work has left an indelible mark on the field of structural engineering.

Now on contract to the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (DHS S&T) as their subject matter expert (SME) for Maritime Domain Awareness and Commercial Earth Observation Space Systems, Guy is the former US Science & Technology Advisor for Maritime Domain Awareness (2003-2012) and creator of both space-based AIS & C-SIGMA, (Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness). He also serves as the technical/academic advisor to the Multinational Maritime Security Center of Excellence. Guy has been involved in surveillance operations and systems in the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, industry, Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL) as well as the Department of Homeland Security and its operational elements. A retired naval officer, he served in hostile areas in 3 cruisers, 2 submarines and 6 reconnaissance aircraft, leading the introduction of both the Navy’s EP-3E & then the Air Force's RC-135W Rivet Joint III, the first 2 aircraft with mission-system computers, becoming the first person in history to be authorized to wear both Navy and Air Force wings at the same time. Also one of the first designated Navy Space Operations sub-specialists, he was the first person in the history of the Navy to be quadruple qualified. A civilian at JHU/APL for nine years, he was its liaison to the Naval War College 2000-2003, leading their effort directed by President Bush on 9/11 (literally) to create what became the National Strategy for Maritime Security and the creation of Maritime Domain Awareness within the US. A Distinguished Graduate of the NWC, he also earned a dual MBA/MS (high honors) in Management and Computer Information Systems from Bryant University. He studied Systems Engineering at JHU. He was awarded the Distinguished Career Service Award in 2012, and the US Geospacial Intelligence Foundation’s Individual Achievement Award in 2015.

Mr. Kejun Li is the President of China Association of Communication Enterprise Management; he is also the former President of China Classification Society and the Chair of International Association of Communication Enterprise Management. From 1978 to 1994, he worked for The Vessel Inspection Bureau of China. He acted as the Principal Surveyor, Deputy Director, Director and Deputy Director General. He was the Vice President of CCS from 1988 to 1994. Since 1993, he studied economics in the Graduate School of Party Central School for four years and got his master’s degree. He served as the Executive Director and the Deputy Director of China Merchants Group. On 1998, he went to Harvard University for further education on senior management. From January, 1999 to the end of 2011, he was the President and the Head of China Classification Society, he also served as the chairman.
In the meantime, Mr. Kejun Li is also the Vice Chairman of Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of China, Water Fire Protection Association and Cross-strait Shipping Exchange Association. He acts as the Executive Director of Chinese Association for the Advancement of International Quality Certification and Consultation, the Vice President of CANSI, the Vice Chairman of CCAA. He was the Director of China Classification Society Quality Certification Company. He is also the Guest Researcher of Peking University Law School, the Professor of Dalian Maritime University and the Adjunct Professor of Wuhan University of Technology.


WCO-2017 will provide an ideal platform to showcase your new technologies and products in China. It is developed to maximize exposure of exhibitors, with coffee breaks and poster sessions for delegates taking place in the area.

• Interaction with Visitors Face-to-Face, Exchanging Conversation and Sharing Information
• Explore new business opportunities both at home and abroad
• Spotlight your advanced technologies and their scientific and commercial applications
• Have the opportunity to network with those attending the conference in the exhibition hall


Poster Date:
Set-up date: Nov. 2, 2017
Show dates: 09:00-17:00, Nov. 3-5, 2017
Place: Shenzhen, China

My experience with attendance to this event and it is content and your organization’s (BITT) effort in organizing the conference has been superb with a world – class service.This experience really left me to want to come back again not to your event but to China too.

--Feyza Sanver, UK

It was a great pleasure for me to visit WCO and to be part of such aninspiring conference where innovation, integration, cooperation andsustainability were on the agenda. I find the topics to be very importantfor the maritime sector in the future and I think the WCO contributedwith many fruitful perspectives that most likely will lead to furtherdiscussion.

--Andreas Nordseth, Danmark

Thank you very much for your wonderful organization of the Conference. It was great.

--Alexander Khain, Israel

Though surprised how tired, or stressed I appear, please note I very much enjoyed participating with WCO again. Your great effort was exhibited by a smooth flowing, informative event. The conference remains an important source for connecting and sharing information.

--Foerd Ames, USA

I really appreciated all the Congress and also the opportunity to present my work and meet colleagues with common interests. I really enjoyed also being in China and learn more about the culture and history of this amazing country.

--Selma Soares de Oliveira, Brazil

Indeed it was quite a success and I am happy to have been invited and to have been able to attend. My presentation was very well received by session attendees and for this I am indeed delighted. I look forward to attending future WCAF Conferences.

--Carla Phillips, Trinidad and Tobago

I’m glad to hear that the conference was a success and I look forward to next year’s conference.

--Sergi Sergarra, Spain

It has been exciting and fruitful conference for me.To deliver a speech and share experience of participants were great. I also hope to join the next conference.

--Bulent Sen, Turkey

Thank you for organizing such a great conference, we have had a great time, and it was very useful for us. The venue was also very nice, and a good location.

--Tarnai-Király Zsófi, Hungary

I am glad to hear you liked my speech, it was a great experience.

-- Terje Lade, Norway

Thank you very much for a great conference and local arrangements.I am looking forward to attend the next one WCO Congress and to delegate my staff there.

--Pawel Kabacik, Poland

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