EU Horizon 2020 project

A large scale EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation project contributing to the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance and GEO.

62 Partners, 18 Countries

International integration of Atlantic ocean observing activities – further supporters / members are welcome.

Task 10.5

Exploring the Economic Potential of Observatories

Lead: KDM (Jan-Stefan Fritz)

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We will analyze the economic potential associated with observatories. This study is a forward-looking assessment of the ocean economy to 2030 and beyond, with particular emphasis on the development potential of emerging ocean-based industries. We will closely follow the methodology employed by the OECD study onThe Future of the Ocean Economy: Exploring the prospects for emerging ocean industries to 2030(http://www.oecd.org/futures/oceaneconomy.htm). IOC will be closely involved in this activity. A workshop, based on a “main issues” paper [D10.3] will be organized for discussion and the result will be a fully-fledged background paper [D10.4; KDM]. The workshop will include about 15-20 participants and key experts of high subject-matter standing. Key AtlantOS partners and members of the Engagement Board will be invited to participate in the workshop. The workshop and the resulting background paper will feed into the OECD study. Ultimately, we will aim to make a concrete and substantial contribution to better understanding the role of data and information as part of the ocean economy’s long-term outlook and future contribution to growth and jobs. A specific focus will be placed on locating scientific ocean observatories in the “marine big data” value chains.

Deliverables:

D10.3 Economic Benefits Main Issues Paper and Foresight Workshop: The main issues paper will be prepared for allowing the discussion during the workshop. PM12

D10.4 Economic Benefits Final Report: This report will be the wrapping up of the discussions of D10.3 and provide inputs to the OECDstudy on the future of Ocean Economy. PM15