The ocean is a treasure trove of economic opportunities — from fishing and aquaculture to renewable energy and ecotourism. And with the European Green Deal, we will rely on it even more. The blue economy can help us find new solutions to fully decarbonize the European economy by 2050.
But with blue growth comes escalating competition for space and resources. How do we encourage business development while preventing conflicts and protecting our marine ecosystems? And can we exploit potential synergies between different uses of the marine environment?
In this new OCEAN episode, the Euronews team visits three Macaronesian archipelagos to see how maritime spatial planning is working across borders and sectors, ensuring human activities at sea take place in an efficient, safe and sustainable way. We'll also join an MSP Challenge game at an IOC-UNESCO/European Commission training workshop in Toulon, France.
Tune into Euronews from 18 February @ 20:55 CET – on any platform.
OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 2 features monthly 8-minute videos where we highlight fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.
The first season featured episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and more. Missed one? Check them out here! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.
Euronews Ocean: Uncharted waters: how maps can help prevent conflict over marine resources
- Publication date
- 18 February 2020
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries