Visitors to the site can find out how sectors such as Maritime transport, fishing fleet and aquaculture are heading towards an energy transition and on course to phase out emissions by 2050.
With more than 30,000 views so far, the Observatory is quickly becoming a vital way to track the growth of Europe's "blue economy." The platform helps decision-makers find long-term answers by pointing out upcoming opportunities and threats. Overall, it creates a dynamic picture of the EU's "blue economy" and further boosts the visibility of ocean knowledge.
Pages are regularly updated on the website, with the most recent being the established sectors; Coastal tourism, Marine non-living resources, Maritime transport, Port activities, Ocean energy, and Shipbuilding and repair.
The Observatory is a joint activity developed by the JRC and DG MARE.
Further news on the blue economy, including data analysis and trends, can be found in the new edition of the EU Blue Economy Report 2023.
The report also includes an analysis of the energy transition and assesses climate change and coastal impacts in the Blue Economy.
- Publication date
- 22 June 2023