Increasing development and exploitation of ocean space through offshore and coastal infrastructure developments and operations as well as natural and other threats create major safety challenges and environmental protection issues which need to be managed proactively and effectively. SmartEN-i promotes safety and environmental protection related to offshore and coastal infrastructure and operations through research, innovation, education and various other activities which bring together multiple stakeholders to address key areas of mutual interest through collaborative efforts.

Example areas and modes of operation include:

  • Joint industry programmes with stakeholders from the oil and gas industry
  • Regional network on safety, security and environmental protection of offshore oil & gas operations
  • Promote effective regulatory environment
  • Provide support for effective and coherent development of the sector
  • Examine strategically education and training needs
  • Address education and training needs through development of courses for students, researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs
  • Marine environmental protection
  • Protection and management of coastal erosion
  • Sustainability