Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Introduction Development of the ocean economy is facing an increasingly acute dilemma. On the one hand, marine resources are essential to help meet the planet’s growing needs in food, energy, […]

How small islands can harness the ocean economy?

Small island developing states are the custodians of much of the world’s oceans. Through their exclusive economic zones, they control about 30% of all oceans and seas, and most of them have […]


Date: 23–24 September 2020 Online Virtual Forum, Delivered Live Online (BST time) & On-Demand Afterwards Virtual Agenda Finance and innovation for the blue economy: How to secure finance for business […]


Introduction Truly adaptive fisheries management strategies responding to signals from the field could become the norm. The enforcing of regulations will become more data-driven, and monitoring agencies should considerably improve […]

FAO – Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

Introduction The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (the SSF Guidelines) is the first internationally agreed instrument dedicated entirely to […]

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture

Introduction In September 2015, the United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a beautiful blueprint for global peace and prosperity. In adopting the 2030 Agenda, countries demonstrated a […]

Policy Brief – Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in relation to aquaculture

Introduction Background and policy context In 2013 the Commission issued a Communication on strategic guidelines for the sustainable development of EU aquaculture, with the aim of helping Member States and […]

Offshore Renewables

Marine Renewables Europe is the global leader in offshore wind. Over the last decade the sector has attracted average investments of €9.4bn per year, more than any other renewable technology. […]

What is Water Desalination?

Water desalination is the process of removing salt and other minerals from water to make the water suitable for drinking or irrigation. The byproduct of this process is brine, which […]

Could renewable energy power Britain’s economic recovery

The Guardian: Harnessing power from sun, wind, and sea could spur UK’s post-pandemic economy while tackling the climate crisis, say experts. In the first months of 2020 Britain relied on […]

Ocean energy: The next big thing in energy

The oceans are the world’s largest untapped source of renewable energy. Tidal stream technologies, wave energy converters and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) are all types of ocean energy. Ocean […]

ETIP Ocean & DTOceanPlus webinar: Structured Innovation

The H2020 funded DTOceanPlus project is developing a Structured Innovation design tool for concept creation, selection, and design of ocean energy systems. It supports the decision-making of several user types, […]

OEE Stats Report 2019 is out!

Europe is still leading the TidalEnergy pack in terms of capacity and technology. Revenue support in other parts of the world is opening up projects – most using European technology […]

Aquaculture Europe event planned in 2021

Musica Project stakeholders might be interested in this event: #AquacultureEurope Aquaculture Europe 2020 will not take place this year, but EAS will organise events in both Cork and Madeira in […]


The Selkie Project is inviting tidal energy developer companies to tender their services to validate the tools developed during the project. The pilot projects will have three stages: The selected […]

Fish, a matter of scales – A Blue-Cloud demonstrator

The Blue-Cloud demonstrator on fisheries is a good opportunity to get to know our five demonstrators better. It already uses Virtual Research Environments (VREs), and many services can already be […]

EU islands: Identify your energy transition needs in the survey

The EU Islands Facility – NESOI has launched a survey to help to unlock the potential of EU islands to become the locomotives of European Energy Transition by mobilising more […]