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Publication Date: 15/07/2017

Pages: 256

Binding: Paperback

ISBN13: 9781780408910

eISBN: 9781780408927

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This report explores the growth prospects for the ocean economy, its capacity for future employment creation and innovation, and its role in addressing global challenges. Special attention is devoted to the emerging ocean-based industries in light of their high growth and innovation potential, and contribution to addressing challenges such as energy security, environment, climate change and food security.

The report examines the risks and uncertainties surrounding the future development of ocean industries, the innovations required in science and technology to support their progress, their potential contribution to green growth and some of the implications for ocean management.  Finally, and looking across the future ocean economy as a whole, it explores possible avenues for action that could boost its long-term development prospects while managing the use of the ocean itself in responsible, sustainable ways.


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Executive Summary; An overview of the ocean economy: Assessments and recommendations; Part 1 Global trends and macro-factors influencing the ocean economy;  Global trends and uncertainties to 2030/2060; Expected changes to the ocean environment: Impacts on the ocean economy; Part 2 Critical factors influencing the emerging ocean-based industries; Science, technology and innovation in tomorrow's ocean economy; International maritime regulation and emerging ocean-based industries; Measuring the global economic contribution of ocean-based industries; Part 3 Perspectives on and projections of the future of the ocean economy; Growth prospects, challenges and uncertainties for selected ocean industries; Ocean industries to 2030; Towards integrated ocean management.

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