Successful Blue Economy Examples With an Emphasis on International Perspectives

Type Article
Date 2019-06
Language English
Author(s) Wenhai Lu1, Cusack Caroline2, Baker Maria3, Tao Wang1, Mingbao Chen4, Paige Kelli5, Xiaofan Zhang6, Levin Lisa7, Escobar Elva8, Amon Diva9, Yue Yin1, Reitz Anja10, Sepp Neves Antonio Augusto11, O'Rourke Eleanor2, Mannarini Gianandrea12, Pearlman Jay13, Tinker Jonathan14, Horsburgh Kevin J15, Lehodey Patrick16, Pouliquen SylvieORCID17, Dale Trine18, Peng Zhao1, Yufeng Yang19
Affiliation(s) 1 : National Marine Data and Information Service, Tianjin, China
2 : Marine Institute, Galway, Ireland
3 : National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
4 : Marine Economics Research Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
5 : Great Lakes Observing System, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
6 : College of Economics, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China
7 : Integrative Oceanography Division and Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, United States
8 : Institute of Marine Sciences and Limnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Cuernavaca, Mexico
9 : Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
10 : GEOMAR–Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Kiel, Germany
11 : Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
12 : Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Lecce, Italy
13 : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Paris, France
14 : Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom
15 : National Oceanography Centre, Natural Environment Research Council, Liverpool, United Kingdom
16 : Collecte Localisation Satellites, Marine Ecosystem Modeling Team, Toulouse, France
17 : Institut Francais de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la MER, Brest, France
18 : Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway
19 : Institute of Aquatic Biology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Source Frontiers In Marine Science (2296-7745) (Frontiers Media SA), 2019-06 , Vol. 6 , N. 261 , P. 14p.
DOI 10.3389/fmars.2019.00261
WOS© Times Cited 64
Keyword(s) blue economy, macro-economic control policies, deep ocean stewardship, science-based products, data analysis and information delivery, ecological restoration

Careful definition and illustrative case studies are fundamental work in developing a Blue Economy. As blue research expands with the world increasingly understanding its importance, policy makers and research institutions worldwide concerned with ocean and coastal regions are demanding further and improved analysis of the Blue Economy. Particularly, in terms of the management connotation, data access, monitoring, and product development, countries are making decisions according to their own needs. As a consequence of this lack of consensus, further dialogue including this cases analysis of the blue economy is even more necessary. This paper consists of four chapters: (I) Understanding the concept of Blue Economy, (II) Defining Blue economy theoretical cases, (III) Introducing Blue economy application cases and (IV) Providing an outlook for the future. Chapters (II) and (III) summarizes all the case studies into nine aspects, each aiming to represent different aspects of the blue economy. This paper is a result of knowledge and experience collected from across the global ocean observing community, and is only made possible with encouragement, support and help of all members. Despite the blue economy being a relatively new concept, we have demonstrated our promising exploration in a number of areas. We put forward proposals for the development of the blue economy, including shouldering global responsibilities to protect marine ecological environment, strengthening international communication and sharing development achievements, and promoting the establishment of global blue partnerships. However, there is clearly much room for further development in terms of the scope and depth of our collective understanding and analysis.

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Wenhai Lu, Cusack Caroline, Baker Maria, Tao Wang, Mingbao Chen, Paige Kelli, Xiaofan Zhang, Levin Lisa, Escobar Elva, Amon Diva, Yue Yin, Reitz Anja, Sepp Neves Antonio Augusto, O'Rourke Eleanor, Mannarini Gianandrea, Pearlman Jay, Tinker Jonathan, Horsburgh Kevin J, Lehodey Patrick, Pouliquen Sylvie, Dale Trine, Peng Zhao, Yufeng Yang (2019). Successful Blue Economy Examples With an Emphasis on International Perspectives. Frontiers In Marine Science, 6(261), 14p. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :