Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Michael Creed T.D. visited the Oceanology International Trade Exhibition, at London’s Excel Exhibition Centre on day two of his six day visit to the UK. Oceanology International is a trade show and conference held every two years and is recognized as the leading ocean technology and marine science event in the World attracting over 8,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors from over 79 Countries.

Commenting on the event Minister Creed said “as Chairman of the Government’s Marine Co-ordination Group, this is an important opportunity to support efforts to promote Irish organisations providing products and services for global marine services and furthermore to highlight Ireland as an attractive location for inward investment in the blue economy. The vision of the ‘Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth’ Strategy is to expand the Irish Ocean economy to a value of 2.4% of GDP by 2030.”

Source: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine