Dr. Dalton is a Renewable Energy Economics Engineer, senior research fellow with 10 years as a staff member of MaREI. Gordon leads a research group called ‘Economics and Business Development Group’. The group’s research covers the broad economic and socio-economic analysis of the emerging ocean energy industry in Ireland and Europe, as well as creating business models for emerging technologies.
Gordon is the coordinator of the 2017 SwafS14: RRING: www.rring.eu (Responsible Research and Innovation networked globally), the recently awarded 2018 SwafS9: GRRIP: www.grrip.eu (Grounding RRI in RPO), the Wales Ireland Interreg, Selkie, the 2014-16 BG5 Maribe project (www.maribe.eu) (Marine Investment in the Blue Economy) and the lead partner representing MaREI in the Interreg project Marine energy Alliance. He also was the recipient of an Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation Award, two-year grant, for the Navitas techno-commercial software product.
Miguel Marques leads the PwC’s Economy of the Sea Global Center of Excellence, which is focused on blue growth, the promotion of economic development, creation of new jobs and protection of the environment, through sea industries like shipping, ports, shipbuilding and other industries. He is particularly focused on family businesses related to sea activities, as they have the perfect “patient capital” profile to invest in blue businesses that develop over a longer period of time.
A subject matter expert on the blue economy, Miguel is author of more than 70 economy of the sea reports and studies (e.g. HELM – PwC Economy of the Sea Barometer) and regularly speaks at conferences and other events, attends meetings with shareholders, boards of directors, and senior management, around the world, sharing insights and best practices. He has also been featured in a number of reputable journals and newspapers.
After the end of his IT studies in 1984, Frangiscos joined the Commission and the newly created Directorate General of Fisheries. He held positions as project manager, ex-post auditor and Head of Sector of ex-post audit. In 2011 he moved to DG REGIO as Deputy Head of Unit in the Coordination Unit of the Audit Directorate. Eventually he re-joined DG MARE in 2013 as Head of Unit dealing with the implementation of EFF/EMFF in Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Cyprus and Croatia. In January 2016 he became the Head of the Unit responsible for Structural Policy and Economic Analysis. As of January 2017, Frangiscos is the Head on Unit responsible for Economic Analysis, Markets and Impact Assessment.
Stathis Peteves is Head of the Knowledge for the Energy Union Unit in the Directorate C – Energy, Transport & Climate of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
He has been working for the Commission since 1987 addressing issues such as advanced materials technologies, power generation, alternative fuels, energy technologies assessment and modelling in support of energy technology and energy policy. His Unit supports the Energy Union strategy & its policies by mapping, collating, analysing, quality checking and communicating in a systematic and digestible way all the relevant scientific data, methods, tools and knowledge available within the Commission and beyond of relevance to the Energy Union 5 thematic dimensions.
He leads the Commission's SET-Plan Information System (SETIS), the scientific and technical support tool to the decision making of the SET-Plan governance and the monitor and assessor of EU's energy technology innovation and competitiveness progress.
Stathis holds degrees from the National Technical University of Athens, the George Washington University (MSc) and the University of Florida (PhD). He has authored more than 100 publications and 4 books.
François Rivoal is Director of economics studies in Brest Bretagne urban planning agency (ADEUPa). He was born in Brest on June 1964. Mr Rivoal graduated in spatial economics from University of Burgundy (Dijon). During his academic career, he worked for the DATAR and then integrated the Finistere “departmental council” as a mission Officer. Since 1998, he is in charge of economic studies within the planning agency. His studies in the field of the maritime economy are numerous: Marine Sciences, defence, boating, harbour development project, impact of maritime festival...
Rupert Haines is a Lead Managing Consultant at ICF. He leads the environmental and marine policy team in ICF’s European Policy business, providing policy research, appraisal and evaluation services to the European Commission and others. Rupert is an economist by training, with an interest in the relationship between economic development and the environment, particularly within marine environments. He was the Project Manager and lead author of the recently published ‘Study on the Economic Benefits of MPAs and SPMs’, undertaken for DG MARE, which examined the different types of positive relationships between blue economy sectors and MPAs/SPMs. More generally, he has provided consultancy services on various topics including biodiversity offsetting, MSP evaluation, blue economy sectoral analyses, MPA impacts, and environmental funding reviews. Prior to his current post at ICF, he worked for two years on a project implementing a participatory planning process for MPAs in southwest England.