Cooperation, Competition, and Confrontation in a Globalised Economy

A multidisciplinary conference to consider the balance between commercial opportunity, risk, security and defence


Tuesday, 8th September 2015

9:30 AM


The Royal Society of Arts

8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ

Britain and the Sea 4

BATS4 aims to consider maritime risks in an era of uncertainty, and their effects on world trade

Key issues:

Free trade and protectionism
The cost of limiting ship emissions
Competitiveness in UK maritime education and research
Geopolitics, sea power and the security of trade routes
Rethinking ocean governance

2015/09/08 09:00:00

Conference Programme




Welcome and introduction
Julian Parker OBE, Chairman, the Maritime Foundation
Chairman: Paul Wright MSc, Master Mariner, Visiting Fellow Plymouth University Marine Institute


Opening address
Dr Fotios Moustakis, Director, The Dartmouth Centre for Sea Power and Strategic Studies


The political economy of trade and development
Dr James Scott, Lecturer in International Politics, Kings College London


Global warming and the restrictions on carbon emissions. How will this affect the international shipping industry?
Dr Tristan Smith, Director, Shipping in Changing Climates Project UCL Energy Institute


Coffee Break


Taking the lead in competitive maritime global markets – the case for Education Research and Development
Professor Richard Clegg, Managing Director, Lloyds Register Foundation



Chairman: Professor Alastair Couper, Professor Emeritus at Cardiff University


Geopolitics and the sea – security and insecurity
Rear Admiral Chris Parry CBE, author of Superhighway Sea Power in the 21st Century


The strategic role of the Royal Navy in safeguarding global trade and defence of the United Kingdom
Vice Admiral Sir Philip Jones KCB, Fleet Commander and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff


Tea Break


Ocean Governance – the challenge for change
Sunil Shastri FRGS FRSA, Lecturer in Maritime Policy, Hull University


Forum discussion facilitated by Julian Parker, followed by reception until 18.30



This fourth Britain and the Sea Conference is organised by The Maritime Foundation in cooperation with Plymouth University

Maritime Foundation
Inspire with Plymouth University Marine Institute

A London International Shipping Week 2015 event

London International Shipping Week 2015

As members, participants to the conference on International Trade can receive a 15% discount for the London International Shipping Week 2015 Conference and Gala Dinner on 10th September. The discount can be obtained by registering direct on the LISW15 website and using the coupon code LISW15SO where prompted in the checkout area. To download the free LISW15 app just visit either the Google Play or Apple Store to keep up to date on the event.

Supporting Organisations: The Greenwich Forum • Hull University • Kings College London • Lloyds Register • The Ministry of Defence • University College London



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