The 4th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH) and the 15th National Congress of Maritime Technology and Engineering (JETM’2018) took place from 7th to 9th May, at the IST congress centre. These events were organised by CENTEC in partnership with Ordem dos Engenheiros.
The Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, opened the session highlighting the importance of this sector for the growth of Portuguese economy: “the Portuguese government is committed to implement several strategies based on blue circular economy that enable to create a new cycle of economic development and to create a more sustainable environment”.
About 260 delegates attended the conference. Several topics were addressed such as: ship design, maritime transportation, renewable energy, new materials, intelligent ship navigation, maritime pollution and sustainability. Several panels were held on topics as wide as: economy of the sea, Portuguese ports and aquaculture. Presentations were also made on energy efficiency, maritime safety and military vessels.