A study is underway to deepen understanding of the potential for blue growth in the five EU Member States with an Atlantic seaboard – Spain, Portugal, France, United Kingdom and Ireland. There are three other studies – (1) North Sea, (2) Baltic, (3) Mediterranean and Black Sea.
The "Atlantic" study will also cover the North Sea and Mediterranean coastlines of the five states. An estimate will then be made of the proportion of the activity can be attributed to each basin. There will be no overlap with the other studies. The "Mediterranean" study will not cover France and Spain. However, the studies are coordinated. A common method is used to determine the indicators and there is a continual communication between the teams engaged in the studies.
The Atlantic study will include estimates of:
based on this analysis the contractor should suggest:
The draft final report will be presented in January 2014
Comments are invited on the inception report