Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

“Moving to a blue economy would benefit food security, human health, underdeveloped communities — and of course, the environment.”

—Alexandra Cousteau

Economic Impact

The ocean plays a huge role in our daily lives via transport systems and tourism, shipbuilding and maritime systems, regulating climate and weather, influencing agricultural output and providing food, water and energy. Tens of millions of people around the world are directly employed in an ocean-related industry, and every person on earth benefits from a healthy ocean economy.

According to the Ocean Economy in 2030 report published by the Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), the Ocean Economy included $1.5 trillion of economic output in 2015 (2.5% of global output) and is anticipated to reach $3.0 trillion by 2030, outpacing global economic growth. The OECD defines the Ocean Economy as the “sum of economic activities of ocean-based industries, together with the assets, goods and services provided by marine ecosystems.”

From food, energy, medicine and water – all critical for the economy – the ocean is a vast resource. With the right models and sustainability measures in place, it can continue to be a tremendous economic opportunity for all of those involved.

Celebrate Life Below Water. Eat Blue

Blue Economy

Deep-sea mining is the process of extracting mineral deposits from sections of the ocean floor that are greater than 200 meters below sea level. The deep ocean has vast mineral deposits of rare earth
Our economy can be likened to a natural cycle. Goods and services are exchanged for currency equal to their value and that money is distributed, oiling the cogs in the wheel of the supply

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Commercial Fishing

Americans eat more shrimp than ever before. But a cloud hangs over much of the global industry that produces it, with questions about labor practices and sustainability.

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Innovation

When you see those ubiquitous pictures of beaches strewn with plastic bottles, or of sea creatures suffocating in plastic waste, you can do one of two things: despair, or, see the waste as what
One year ago, I joined the team at Fast Forward, an accelerator for nonprofit technology startups. Since Fast Forward’s inception in 2014, 59 tech nonprofits  have graduated from our Accelerator Program, and they?ve impacted over 63 million lives globally. They are just a small subset of the 500+

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Sustainable Aquaculture

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