Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sustaining the blue economy

Why an integrated approach is the key for a successful and sustainable blue economy

By Miguel Marques

Photo MiguelThe sea is rich with energy, food sources and provides a gateway for many industries from transport to naval security, tourism to oil and gas to operate. Its potential is vast and, to date, largely undiscovered with only 5% of the seabed mapped and photographed. As populations continue to grow, with increased food and energy demand and consumption coupled with the challenge of climate change and resource scarcity, more and more countries are turning their focus to maximising their blue economy. Continue reading