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Author: Rhode Island: The Ocean State

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Presented by Rhode Island, the Ocean State: The Blue Economy Podcast dives deep into every aspect of the world's burgeoning ocean economy.
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Port Commissioner Rafael Castellanos and Jason Giffen with the Port of San Diego joined us to tell us how they're trying to build on their city's Blue Economy leadership.
Judson Kauffman, co-CEO and co-founder of Terradepth, joined us to discuss how his company is using autonomous submersibles to collect data and "drain the ocean of ignorance." 
Dr. Yi Chao, CEO and founder of California-based Seatrec, joined the podcast to discuss how his company's thermal energy technology is powering everything from sensors to underwater robots. 
Dr. Paula Bontempi, the dean of University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography, joined us to discuss how the world of academia is preparing students to take ocean exploration and research to the next level. [Programming note: This interview was taped in October of 2020]
Nir Gartzman, co-founder of Israel-based venture capital firm theDOCK, joined us to discuss his thoughts on maritime investment opportunities. 
Based in Boston, Sea Machines specializes in advanced control technology for workboats and other commercial surface vessels. CEO Michael Johnston joined us to discuss which industries are currently using this technology... and what could be possible in the future.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Oceanology International is the largest ocean technology conference in the world... and this year, you don't need to travel to London to take it all in. Event director David Ince joined us to discuss how his team moved an exhibition featuring hundreds of global leaders in the Blue Economy onto an entirely online platform.
Is there a college student out there who has the Blue Economy's next big idea? SeaAhead's BlueGreen Innovation Challenge is venturing to find out.
Rob Knecht,  co-founder Real Oyster Cult,  joined us back in March to discuss the rapidly growing oyster industry.
As the co-founder of Katapult Ocean and founder/CEO of Fynd Ocean Ventures, Maren Hjorth Bauer is a leading blue-tech investor based out of Norway. She joined the podcast to tell us what she looks for when selecting new projects -- and provides her insight as to where America's ocean economy is headed.
On this episode, we're talking about maritime market intelligence. How are data analytics shaping the future of global trade? Who's in line to become the "Amazon of shipping?" Matt Morgan, CEO of Boston-based Freight Flows, weighs in.
Where does Rhode Island fit in to the global Blue Economy? Do we really know less about the ocean floor than we do about the dark side of the moon? And how are sea turtles helping to bridge the divide across the aisle in the Senate? United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse weighs in.
As Rhode Island (and the rest of the world) work toward recovering from the impact of COVID-19, Save the Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone says protecting the Narragansett Bay should be a top priority. 
Maria Gallucci is a freelance science journalist covering energy technology and policy in the United States and Latin America. She joined the podcast to talk about her career, her beat and the future of clean cargo shipping.
Jason Kelly, executive vice president of Moran Shipping Agencies and co-founder of SeaAhead, has spent his entire career getting people excited about the future of the Blue Economy. Despite the impact of the pandemic, he's still all-in. Here's why.
Back when we were still able to record in our studio, we sat down with Stuart Meltzer, the founder and owner of Fearless Fish, an independent specialty fish market located on the West End of Providence, Rhode Island. 
Captain John Konrad is the founder and publisher of gCaptain, the maritime industry's leading trade publication, and the CEO of freight data startup gShip. He joined the show to discuss those two projects - plus, offer his take on how COVID-19 may spur innovation in the global shipping industry.
CargoMetrics receives and analyzes more than a billion unique pieces of shipping data every single day. What can we learn with this amount of information? Plus: How can America's shipping industry reinvent itself in the aftermath of COVID-19? CEO Scott Borgerson weighs in.
Laura Foley Ramsden, a self-proclaimed "Fish Mongress" and the owner of Foley Fish, joins the Blue Economy Podcast to discuss how her business -- and the fishing industry at large -- is navigating the COVID-19 public health crisis.
Demand for oil and fossil fuels has “dropped off an unprecedented cliff” in the “grave new world” created by this crisis. Is there a path to recovery? And what does this mean for renewable energy sources like offshore wind? Award-winning energy and climate change reporter Amy Harder with Axios weighs in.
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