Blue Economy Potential in Caribbean

Dr. Valerie Hickey, the World Bank’s Practice Manager for Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean, said the blue economy can unlock inclusive sustainable jobs across the Eastern Caribbean. Hickey made this statement during a presentation at OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) SDM (Sustainable Development Movement) 2020, citing strongContinue reading “Blue Economy Potential in Caribbean”

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”

Introducing: Ocean Economy

Ocean Economy is an online news source covering business, science, technology, sustainable development, and conservation. The blue economy benefits populations around the world, from small island developing states to the most developed countries. Economy implies not just profit but also resources. A healthy economy balances available resources with consumption and other uses. Ocean Economy NewsContinue reading “Introducing: Ocean Economy”