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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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Portrait Ivar Josefsson

Ivar Josefsson

Innovation Adviser
Ivar combines his international experience with an environmental background to identify the most promising Nordic projects for achieving sustainable growth. His main strengths lie within the fields of international relations and environment, and he worked briefly in the international development sector prior to joining Nordic Innovation in 2018.

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