Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes

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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.

Potential areas of cooperation EU China on observation and data

an initial event identified 9 potential areas of collaboration

Start date: 03/03/2017 - 00:00
Last update: 03/05/17

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 - 00:00
Last update: 01/02/18

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

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 - 00:00
Last update: 01/02/18

Member States' Expert Group ad-hoc meeting on measuring the blue economy

The Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has started work on estimating the size and nature of the blue economy based on numbers that EU Member States report to Eurostat. The aim of the meeting is to examine the method and results and compare with similar efforts in Member States.

Start date: 29/09/2015 - 00:00
Last update: 01/02/18

Technical workshop:Socio-economic monitoring of the Atlantic

The objective of the workshop is to draw recommendations to the Commission on the process and content required to monitor the blue economy in the Atlantic area, and if possible the implementation of the action plan

Start date: 24/03/2015 - 00:00
Last update: 01/02/18