the blue economy
The definition of Blue Economy includes all the human activities related to oceans, seas, coasts and seabed as resources for economical activities and the development of services, such as aquaculture, fishing, marine biotechnology, maritime, coastal and cruise tourism, maritime transport , ports and shipbuilding sector, marine renewable energies, preserving the health of ocean ecosystem.
The Blue Economy takes shape from the Blue Growth program of the European Commission in order to enhance the potential of the European seas, oceans and coasts and to create new job opportunities and companies in the sectors of the so-called "Blue Economy", in a sustainable way, through the promotion of research, technology transfer and partnerships between scientific research and industrial sector.
Blue Growth is the long-term strategy to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors. The strategy recognizes that seas and oceans are a powerful driving force for the European economy, with enormous potential for innovation and growth, and represents the contribution of the integrated maritime policy to achieving the goals of the Europe 2020 strategy for a smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
THE NUMBERS OF THE BLUE ECONOMY
THE KEY PILLARS OF THE BLUE ECONOMY
FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
COASTAL AND MARITIME TOURISM
MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGIES