The MOSES case studies will be used as ‘living labs’ to identify Blue Growth Pathways. Blue growth is defined as growth in ocean economic activities that does not interfere with the marine environment’s long term ability to continue to deliver ecosystem services. Living labs aim to support innovation in (evolving) real life contexts. This involves working with stakeholders to identify future sustainable growth scenarios and then addressing these complex challenges through constraint mapping which involves identifying and classifying barriers to Blue Growth.
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Coastal and maritime tourism is a growing business in the Atlantic Arc and can be a major source of growth and jobs, especially for young people. […]
Belfast Harbour is Northern Ireland’s main port, handling approximately 70% of the region and 20% of the entire Island of Ireland’s sea borne trade each year. […]
The Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) is Ireland’s first long-distance coastal touring route, covering over 2,500 km along the West coast of Ireland. Launched in 2014 by […]
While it has been acknowledged that the EU has become a world leader in blue energy, with 90% of offshore wind energy turbines in the world […]
This case study involves assessing the role of commercial fishing in a Blue Growth strategy. The fishing industry of the Bay of Biscay will be used […]
Aquaculture is one of the fastest-growing food producing sectors worldwide. Despite the large Portuguese coastline and that fact that the Portuguese are one of the largest […]