France to make waves at Oceanology International 2020

Penelope Atkinson - 19/02/20

French specialists in oceanological industries are expanding their expertise across emerging industrial sectors. Alongside the traditional marine-based sectors (transport, fishing and seafood, naval and nautical industry, submarine cables & energy resources), French companies continue to innovate and lead the way, across areas including biotechnologies, renewable energies & mineral resources. Their latest technologies will be at the fore on the French Pavilion at Oceanology International in London, from 17th – 19th March 2020.

 

The French marine technology sector offers a great many advantages

With a maritime surface area of 4.2 million square miles (11 million sq km) 97% of which are in France’s overseas territories, the French maritime economy has the 2nd largest global maritime space and Europe’s leading seaboard. It is thus unsurprising that France are leaders in the maritime trade. France’s marine industry is made up of 4 major groups: shipbuilding, marine renewable energies, nautical industries & services, and offshore operations.

It is ranked 6th in the world, & 2nd in Europe for shipbuilding (sales of £9.5bn in 2018), and as for Renewable Marine Energy, its energy recovery potential is among the largest in the world (cumulative sales of £408 million in 2017). In the field of Ports/Maritime Transport, France is ranked as the 5th European port power, with 7 major maritime ports with high-quality infrastructures and modern facilities.

 

Game-changing innovations at Oceanology International

In 2020, French companies continue to innovate and lead the way in the maritime sector. On the French Pavilion at Oceanology International, visitors can meet cutting-edge companies, including Unseenlabs who develop, produce and operate innovative surveillance technology. Specialised in detecting of electromagnetic emissions, the company has developed to a unique electromagnetic intelligence solution capable of observing maritime traffic, even without a cooperative beacon. They have planned to ambitious launch of between 20 – 50 satellites, starting this year.

Waves’n See, the coastal video monitoring company, will also be part of the French Pavilion. Their solution optimises the management of sedimentary resources and anticipates coastal risks, with customised settings: automatic shoreline detection, sand volume & bathymetric changes, wave parameters (height, period, direction). Clients benefit from continuous and remote data acquisition to optimise beach nourishment operations:  identify and locate recurrent & critical sand deficits, evaluate the efficiency of coastal defences, anticipate critical sediment levels, and monitor the impact of extreme events.

 

Oceanology International - a must for French experts

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again organising, in partnership with the Brittany and Mediterranean Seas clusters, the French pavilion at Oceanology International, the world’s leading exhibition for oceanology and marine science and technology. The diverse and innovative nature of the French expertise is reflected on the pavilion, which is made up of 25 exhibitors.

Come and meet French suppliers keen to meet key decision makers, seek out partners & showcase their innovative products and technologies to foreign businesses within the industry, exhibiting at the Business France pavilion, stands K200, L200 ,L300 and Q291!

 

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The Industry and Cleantech Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other networking opportunities and individual partnering services. We cover a range of sectors including the aerospace, defence, nuclear/energy, environmental, automotive, naval, construction, and sub-contracting industries. Industry and Cleantech Department Michael Yates Manager, Industry and Cleantech Department michael.yates@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 8132 4604 Maëlig Le Nair-Doaré Trade Development Adviser maelig.lenair-doare@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 8132 4602 Aerospace, Security, Maritime Thomas Eck Trade Development Adviser thomas.eck@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 

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