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    • Blue Growth - opportunities for marine and maritime sustainable growth Guy Buyle – Zeetex Event July 9, 2013
    • Need to explore new areas… Flower farm © Herb Lingl/aerialarchives.com www.photoplan.co.uk/blog
    • Need for “Blue Growth” policy
    • Outline  Introduction  Scope  Social and Economic context  Outlook and Summary
    • Acknowledgement: Presentation based on several EC sources  Presentations on Blue Growth:  by Mr Ronald Vopel (DG Transport)  by Mr Roderick Sant (DG Transport)  Report on Blue growth Study (Ecorys)  EC communication on Blue Growth:  COM(2012) 494 (Sept 13, 2012)  Blue Growth website
    • Outline  Introduction  Scope  Social and Economic context  Outlook and Summary
    • Scope of maritime and marine (1/2)
    • Scope of maritime and marine (2/2)
    • Touches a multitude of policy domains…
    • Blue Growth – Aims ?  Assess potential of key economic maritime areas  Identify barriers and drivers for sustainable growth, derive “micro- futures”  Guide (maritime) policy strategies, in line with Europe 2020
    • Overview of activities vs maturity
    • Blue Growth focus on 5 sectors:
    • Outline  Introduction  Scope  Social and Economic context  Outlook and Summary
    • The Blue Economy: now Transport & shipbuilding Tourism Energy & Raw materials Fishing & aquatic products Other Total: ca € 500 billion Gross Value Added (GVA)
    • The Blue Economy: +20% by 2020
    • Blue Growth focus on 5 sectors: → Status and outlook for each sector ?
    • Maritime, Coastal & Cruise Tourism  Employs 2.35 million people (=1.1% of total EU)  Preferred holiday destination of 63% of EU tourists
    • Blue energy  Offshore wind = 10% of total wind (2011)  Other offshore renewable energy sources: early stage
    • Blue biotechnology  Potential for industrial enzymes and pharmaceuticals  Expected niche market for high-value products for the health, cosmetic and industrial bio-materials sectors
    • Aquaculture  Fish from aquaculture: currently in EU ca 25%  Fastest growing animal-food-producing sector worldwide: 6.6% per annum
    • Marine mineral resources  By 2020 5% of world's minerals (cobalt, copper & zinc) could come from ocean floors, by 2030 10%  Expected growth: from “€0” to €5 billion in next 10 years
    • Outline  Introduction  Scope  Social and Economic context  Outlook and Summary
    • Only starting…
    • Fostering the Blue Economy:
    • Various EU funding for realising Blue Growth policy objectives  Horizon 2020 (“FP8”):  Integration of call(s) for proposals based on Blue Growth  Cohesion and Structural Funds (CSF):  Funding to support 'blue economy' objectives  EIB financing instruments (loans)  Private sector
    • Follow up: Blue Growth website http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/blue_growth
    • Further info: Blue Growth Study https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/content/2946
    • Blue Growth… → Sea of opportunities, also for textiles !
    • Contact info Guy Buyle Centexbel Technologiepark 7 9052 Zwijnaarde BELGIUM www.centexbel.be Tel: +32 9 220 41 51 Fax: +32 9 220 49 55 Guy.Buyle@centexbel.be