In its fifth edition, the EU Blue Economy Report continues to analyse the scope and size of the Blue Economy in the European Union. It aims at providing support to policymakers and stakeholders in the quest for a sustainable development of oceans, coastal resources and, most notably, to the development and implementation of policies and initiatives under the European Green Deal in line with the new approach for a sustainable Blue Economy. Through its economic evidence, the Report also seeks to serve as a source of inspiration to investors.
For the purposes of the Report, the Blue Economy includes all those activities that are marine-based or marine-related. Therefore, the Report examines not only established sectors (i.e. those that traditionally contribute to the Blue Economy) but also emerging and innovative sectors (i.e. less mature industries linked to the marine environment), which bring new opportunities for investment and hold large potential for the future development of coastal communities. This latter sectoral cluster also includes industries for which data is not fully available in the public domain, such as maritime defence. Analyses are provided for the EU-27 as a whole and by sector and industry for each Member State (MS).
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