The Circle 04.16

Published 1 January 2017

Perspectives on the Blue Economy

The Arctic is defined by its marine space, its countries and many of its people clustered around a central ocean. It’s a space in flux as an ocean of ice becomes increasingly liquid. Every inch the Arctic sea ice retreats, new economic opportunities open up.

The Blue Economy concept provides us with a useful lens to understand the importance and value of the marine economy and how industrial activities, transportation, livelihoods, food security, recreational activities and ecosystems are linked.

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