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Sustainable Ocean Economy

Program 2021 - 2024 Active

The ocean, seas, coastal and inland waters form a single system which all life depends on. They are places of leisure, of well-being, of trade, and represent an ever-growing area of importance for the economy and future growth of the Nordic region.

For most sectors dependent on the ocean, ‘business as usual’ will not be enough if we are to transform our ocean economy. The Nordic countries have a unique opportunity to take a leading role at international level – becoming a frontrunner in the development of a sustainable ocean economy.

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As first step, a mapping of the Nordic Sustainable Ocean Economy Ecosystem and Strongholds has been conduted. The mapping will serve as a cornerstone for the work ahead. Stay tuned for further information on the program and upcoming activities. Download it below: