Tongans Question Seabed Mining Proposal

Tonga held a national consultation on seabed mining with representatives from the five island groups and participants from church, civil society, youth groups, and the fishing and tourism sectors. Tongans want more information from government about the implications of potential seabed mining. The ocean is the main source of livelihood for 90% of Tongans. ThereContinue reading “Tongans Question Seabed Mining Proposal”

Marine Renewable Energy Conference

UMass Dartmouth’s third annual Marine Renewable Energy Conference will take place virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Panels will address ocean wind, wave, and tidal energy from both a grid-scale and an off-grid, purpose-built perspective. Topics include industry updates, innovations, research and development needs, funding opportunities, as well as engineering and marine technology student projectsContinue reading “Marine Renewable Energy Conference”

EU Blue Economy Report 2020

The European Commission has published “The EU Blue Economy Report 2020”, providing an overview of the performance of the EU economic sectors related to oceans and the coastal environment. With a turnover of €750 billion in 2018, the EU blue economy is in good health. There were 5 million people working in the blue economyContinue reading “EU Blue Economy Report 2020”

Launch of First Blue Economy ETF

Following the launch of the first circular economy ETF in May 2019, BNP Paribas Asset Management is expanding its range of sustainable thematic investments through the launch in October 2020 of the first ETF based on the blue economy theme. The blue economy is defined by the World Bank as the sustainable use of oceanContinue reading “Launch of First Blue Economy ETF”

Platform for Simple, Secure, Sustainable Trade

ShipServ has developed a new platform to help maritime buyers and suppliers seize the opportunities of the blue economy; trading simply, securely and sustainably. Maritime buyers will now be able to see suppliers’ sustainability credentials more clearly and can analyze a supplier’s performance, as well as their commercial, social and environmental capabilities. Buyers can chooseContinue reading “Platform for Simple, Secure, Sustainable Trade”