Maritime forum
Size of blue economy

The blue economy covers activities that are related to the seas and oceans. It is hard to estimate its size:

  1. not everything at the coast is related to the blue economy
  2. not all of the blue economy is at the coast
  3. traditional classification of industries such as tourism or energy generation do not distinguish between what is marine or maritime and what is not
  4. in many maritime sectors such as oil and gas exploration, most of the employment is generated by equipment suppliers and other upstream activities rather than by the industry itself

Nevertheless, it is clear that  the maritime economy is a significant and strategic industry for the EU and has the potential to grow even further. A number of studies have therefore aimed to capture its current extent and growth rate.

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Bio-economy 2016 report

produced by JRC

Last update: 19/06/17

Potential areas of cooperation EU China on observation and data

an initial event identified 9 potential areas of collaboration

Start date: 03/03/2017 (All day)
Last update: 03/05/17

STUDY ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FRAMEWORK FOR PROCESSING AND ANALYSING MARITIME ECONOMIC DATA IN EUROPE

this revised version takes into account comments on the first draft and also includes reaction to those comments

Last update: 31/01/17

Comments invited on draft report on size, nature and dynamics of blue economy

The study suggests indicators that provide an understanding of how the very diverse activities that make up the blue economy contribute to the EU's overall economy

Last update: 31/01/17

Presentation of results of a study on size, nature and trends of blue economy in Europe

interim results will be presented together with other analyses

Start date: 08/11/2016 (All day)
Last update: 12/12/16

3rd Black Sea Stakeholder Conference, 14-15 June 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine

The Third Black Sea Stakeholder conference in Odessa took stock of the work carried out during last year and outlined further steps in the process towards a common maritime agenda in the Black Sea.

Start date: 14/06/2016 (All day)
Last update: 25/08/16

List of studies and reports on economic characteristics of blue economy

List is not complete. suggestions for additions are welcome

Last update: 16/10/17

Replies from ad-hoc Member States' Expert Group on the size, nature and dynamics of the blue economy

feedback on initial assumptions in defining the blue economy and estimating its size

Last update: 16/10/15

BLUEMED High-level Conference - 16 October at Pavillion Aquae – Expo Venice, Venice, Italy

The BLUEMED initiative (as part of the Marine Research and Innovation agenda) represents a huge effort to create coherence amongst marine research and innovation priorities at EU, sea basin and national levels and to mainstream blue growth objectives into the relevant instruments. The BLUEMED initiative will be endorsed by nine EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece and Cyprus) on 16 October in Venice, in the presence of Commissioner Moedas.

Start date: 16/10/2015 (All day)
Last update: 15/10/15

‘On improving socio-economic data for maritime sectors and maritime regions

Draft report from 2012 of the Action Group 6.5 on behalf of Eurostat

Last update: 12/08/15

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