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

 

  • BE represents 11,6 % of the global oceanic economy
  • BLUE ECONOMY REPRESENTS 1.3% OF TOTAL EU GDP (2016)
  • TURNOVER: EUR 566 BILLION
  • GROSS VALUE ADDED BLUE ECONOMY: EUR 174.2 BILLION in the EU of which EUR 45,3 billion in Italy
  • GROSS PROFIT: EUR 95.1 BILLION
  • EMPLOYMENT: 5,4 MILLION jobs    (1.6% OF EU’S TOTAL  EMPLOYMENT )    of  which  880.000 in Italy

 

THE KEY PILLARS OF THE BLUE ECONOMY

 

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

 

  • primary production
  • processing, trade and distribution
  • equipment and machineries  for fishing and aquaculture
  • equipment and systems for storage and purification of crustaceans and shellfish
  • equipment for processing and packaging of live crustaceans and refrigerated, frozen seafood products
  • logistics, transport, shipping
  • services

 

 BLUE BIOTECHNOLOGIES

 

  •  research and development
  •  biotech
  •  cosmetics, pharmaceutics and medicals
  •  food production
  •  industry and environment

 

Off Shore

 

  •  marine mineral resources
  •  facilities design
  •  support services

 

COASTAL AND MARITIME TOURISM

 

  • horeca
  • beach services
  • nautical, cultural and environmental services
  • sport and leisure activities
  • promotion and information
  • coastal shipping companies

 

MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGIES

 

  • research and development
  • facilities design and engineering
  • components and machine parts
  • operations and maintenance

 

MARITIME TRANSPORT

 

  • freight transport
  • passenger transport and cruise activities
  • infrastructures
  • operations and maintenance port areas

 

SHIPBUILDING

 

  • yachtbuilding industry
  • shipbuilding industry
  • components and machine parts

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