Ocean management

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Study on the economic impact of maritime spatial planning

The European Commission's study shows that maritime spatial planning is a crucial factor for the development of marit

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The Blue Economy

The European Parliaments overview over the EUs political frames and initiatives within the Blue Economy.

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Periscope Blue Growth Innovation Survey results

Successful blue growth requires companies to innovate and invest.

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UK Marine Energy 2019 – a new industry

The report UK Marine Energy 2019 created by the UK Marine Energy Coun

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State of the Sector 2019 – Economic benefits for Wales

Marine Energy Wales authored the report “State of the

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Man overboard rescue drones

Between 2011 and 2018, 92 out of 298 people who fell overboard in EU waters died.[1] Survival chances depend on detection, response method, water temperature, and luck

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Thermal-powered platform

Thermal vents on the sea floor provide a source of infinitely renewable power and rare minerals.

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International MRV

Maritime transport emits around 940 million tonnes of CO2 annually and is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.[1,2] Shipping is respons

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Smart weather buoys

Weather is the major cause for maritime accidents, shipping and cargo losses, injuries, and even fatalities.

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Wave-powered tsunami warning

60,000 people and $4bn in assets are exposed to the global tsunami hazard.[1,2] These numbers are expected to increase due to population growth, migrat

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Underwater data lasers

Communication from the depths of the seas currently requires a cable connection or acoustic transmission.

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Oilfield thermite plug

In the North Sea approximately 2000 wells are planned to be permanently plugged and abandoned in the upcoming decade.[1] The industry is already closing more sites tha

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Ice-class container vessel

Containerized shipping between Asia and Northern Europe amounted to 15.1 million TEU in 2015.[1] Both the Northern Sea Route and the North-West passage have the potent

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Autonomous containers

In 2019, the containerized shipping industry will have transported over 800 million TEU, generating earnings in excess of $25bn.[1] These containers arrive in ports on

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Wind park repurposing

In Europe, 65 offshore wind parks will need to be re-powered, upgraded, or decommissioned, in the next 20 years.[1] The first decommissioning project began in 2016, an

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Oil platform decommissioning

In the next 7 years, 150 oil and gas platforms are expected to be decommissioned in the North Sea.[1,2] Annual global spending on decommissioning is set to increase fr

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Open weather data platform

Experts estimate that fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 5% by optimizing ship speeds and routes to changing weather conditions.[1]

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UNDERSEE – Multi-sensor fusion system for water quality monitoring

The start-up UNDERSEE has developed a multi-sensor fusion system which allows users to monitor and predict water q

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The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change

The High-Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (HLP) commissioned the HLP Expert Group to convene an international team of scientists and experts to evaluate the

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Blue Growth Support Norway

Norway is one of the leading ocean economies in the world today. The Norwegian Government regards the maritime industry as a priority sector.

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Blue Growth Support Sweden

Sweden has one of the longest coastlines in Europe and a strong tradition of maritime activities.

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Building Industries at Sea: ‘Blue Growth’ and the New Maritime Economy

This publication, Building Industries at Sea: ‘Blue Growth’ and the New Maritime Economy, l

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Blue Economy and Cities

Blue Economy and Cities is a back

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New generation underwater robotics with huge potential

The potential for underwater inspection, surveillance and exploration is increasing with the advent of robotics.

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Wish to be in the Spotlight?

If you have an innovative business idea, an interesting company with a lot of potential, or a great project within the field of Blue Growth, let us know!

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Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF)

The Dutch Trade and Investment Fund (DTIF) offers loans, guarantees and export financing for Dutch companies that want to expand their businesses internationally. DTIF

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WBSO (R&D tax credit)

With the WBSO, companies can lower the wage costs for research and development (R&D) and other R&D costs and expenditures, such as prototypes or research equip

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Foresight - Future of the Sea

This report, Foresight Future of the Sea, summarises evidence on social, technological, e

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Study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The study aims to identify the potential for Blue Growth in each of the EU Member States (MS) of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and at sea basin level.

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Blue Growth Study - Scenarios and drivers for Sustainable Growth from the Oceans, Seas and Coasts

The starting point for the Blue Growth project is the grounded belief that seas, coa

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Study on regulatory matters concerning the development of the North Sea offshore energy potential

The Study on regulatory matters concerning the development of the North Sea offshore energy potential identified existing regulatory framework barriers, undertook a ma

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