Oceans as an opportunity
Unlocking the full potential of the blue economy
The blue economy is expected to be an important driver of economic growth in the coming years, with a shift towards innovative sustainable solutions. Newly developed activities contributing to this growth include energy production and storage, aquaculture, desalination, coastal protection and nature development for ecosystem services.
The use of newly created land at sea has recently been the subject of various discussions, with a number of different views. Technically feasible, questions remain as to how artificial islands can contribute optimally to the blue economy and boost sustainable use of resources.
24 October 2021
25 October 2021
17 January 2022
18 January 2022
19 January 2022
Deep dive session
Building artificial islands in the ocean
Artificial islands and sustainable blue growth
What potential do artificial islands offer in terms of being platforms for sustainable growth and contributing to delivery of SDGs? We zoom in on several ocean developments and raise probing questions about the extent to which activities benefit from being carried out on artificial islands. The aim is to derive better insights into the added value from artificial island developments and help us create synergies between different activities conducted on shared islands.
Marine Policy Expert