Potential for Sustainable Blue Economies (Work Package 1)

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The Blue Growth is high on the agenda of the EU, and there is a specific Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region. Focus in the Baltic Sea Region is planned to be on Blue Bio-economy, Shipping – including short sea shipping, maritime technologies, satellite and big data, Environmental and Monitoring Technology as well as Tourism and Maritime Experience Industry.

Work package 1 of Plan4Blue will identify the current status of Sustainable Blue Economy and potential for Blue Growth on the Gulf of Finland and its coastal areas, as well as on the Archipelago Sea. Current economic potential of the most potential sectors will be analysed with economic statistics, model-based practical tools for regional development, as well as with economic modelling and survey methods.

  • We aim to cross-sectoral analysis and dissemination of the results for private and public sector. The economic and social networks among stakeholders from public and private sectors will be identified and mapped.  The future scenarios will be built based to the quantitative analysis of the current status of blue economies and the respective networks between Finland and Estonia, and accompanied with the views of experts and stakeholders.
  • We will provide advice on how to identify available data sources and how to use the data in planning, as well as which data sources are best to use.
  • We will combine cross-border data of different blue economy sectors and present it in visual, user-friendly form.

More information

Riitta Pöntynen, Leader of the work package 1, University of Turku, Center for Maritime Studies, firstname.surname@utu.fi

Published 2017-03-07 at 14:28, updated 2019-08-30 at 16:08

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