Marine Innovation & Planning

Sea Lab and more

The ocean is a treasure trove of economic opportunities — from fishing and aquaculture to renewable energy and ecotourism. And with the European Green Deal, we will rely on it even more. The blue economy can help us find new solutions to fully decarbonize the European economy by 2050.

160 experts from all over the world have gathered in Brussels on 24 and 25 May for the first meeting of the International Forum on Maritime Spatial Planning. They have discussed ongoing projects both in the EU and abroad and shared views on the challenges of planning public sea space across borders.

Marine Spatial Planning

  • The blue economy is full of opportunities for low-carbon, sustainable growth. But to make sure that these activities do not clash for space or damage the marine environment, careful planning is needed. That is exactly what maritime spatial planning does. In this guest blog, the authors explore how the EU and international partners are planning […]
  • The ocean is a treasure trove of economic opportunities — from fishing and aquaculture to renewable energy and ecotourism. And with the European Green Deal, we will rely on it even more. The blue economy can help us find new solutions to fully decarbonize the European economy by 2050.
  • While the first tidal farms are being deployed in European waters and an increasing number of devices are being tested, the idea of generating clean energy from the oceans' waves is also gaining ground. However, as with all new technologies, we need to collect data, develop models and thoroughly understand the possible impacts on the […]
  • 160 experts from all over the world have gathered in Brussels on 24 and 25 May for the first meeting of the International Forum on Maritime Spatial Planning. They have discussed ongoing projects both in the EU and abroad and shared views on the challenges of planning public sea space across borders.