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Buyle blue growth_final

  1. 1. Blue Growth - opportunities for marine and maritime sustainable growth Guy Buyle – Zeetex Event July 9, 2013
  2. 2. Need to explore new areas… Flower farm © Herb Lingl/aerialarchives.com www.photoplan.co.uk/blog
  3. 3. Need for “Blue Growth” policy
  4. 4. Outline  Introduction  Scope  Social and Economic context  Outlook and Summary
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Outline  Introduction  Scope  Social and Economic context  Outlook and Summary
  7. 7. Scope of maritime and marine (1/2)
  8. 8. Scope of maritime and marine (2/2)
  9. 9. Touches a multitude of policy domains…
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Overview of activities vs maturity
  12. 12. Blue Growth focus on 5 sectors:
  13. 13. Outline  Introduction  Scope  Social and Economic context  Outlook and Summary
  14. 14. The Blue Economy: now Transport & shipbuilding Tourism Energy & Raw materials Fishing & aquatic products Other Total: ca € 500 billion Gross Value Added (GVA)
  15. 15. The Blue Economy: +20% by 2020
  16. 16. Blue Growth focus on 5 sectors: → Status and outlook for each sector ?
  17. 17. Maritime, Coastal & Cruise Tourism  Employs 2.35 million people (=1.1% of total EU)  Preferred holiday destination of 63% of EU tourists
  18. 18. Blue energy  Offshore wind = 10% of total wind (2011)  Other offshore renewable energy sources: early stage
  19. 19. Blue biotechnology  Potential for industrial enzymes and pharmaceuticals  Expected niche market for high-value products for the health, cosmetic and industrial bio-materials sectors
  20. 20. Aquaculture  Fish from aquaculture: currently in EU ca 25%  Fastest growing animal-food-producing sector worldwide: 6.6% per annum
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Outline  Introduction  Scope  Social and Economic context  Outlook and Summary
  23. 23. Only starting…
  24. 24. Fostering the Blue Economy:
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. Follow up: Blue Growth website http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/policy/blue_growth
  27. 27. Further info: Blue Growth Study https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/content/2946
  28. 28. Blue Growth… → Sea of opportunities, also for textiles !
  29. 29. 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

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