The scientific paper “Blockchain and Smart Contracts for LBG Maritime Energy Contracting and Value Chain Management: An innovative Green Shipping Business Model for Regional Seaports” elaborated in the frame of Connect2SmallPorts project was presented on the CONECT 2020 conference by Robert Philipp, the Research Associate of Economic Faculty of Hochschule Wismar,  on the 14th of May.

This year it was a great challenge for participants and organisers because the conference was held online due to the worldwide Covid-19 outbreak. Nevertheless, CONECT 2020 conference was successful and fruitful. The conference was attended by 140 participants from Latvia and 19 foreign countries. For two days scientists presented their latest research at plenary sessions, panel sessions, and poster sessions. On the third day the conference ended with a discussion on different scenarios of COVID-19, restart, and future development. Conference papers will be published in the special issue of the Journal of Environmental and Climate Technologies indexed by Scopus and Web of Science.

Despite all the difficulties related to the COVID-19, the Connect2SmallPorts project keeps working towards making small ports of the Baltic Sea region more innovative.