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Supporting the implementation of the European Green Deal and EU Mission: Restore our Oceans and Water 

Effective policy to streamline the sustainable blue economy

The political and economic complexity of the Baltic Sea Region makes it difficult to cre-ate policy and governance models that promote a sustainable blue economy and marine protection. Further, maritime governance spans boundaries, competencies and man- dates of single institutions. Yet, the livelihood and well-being of coastal communities require coherent cross-sectoral policy and governance frameworks.

By supporting the EU Mission Ocean in the Baltic and North Sea, SUBMARINER facilitates cross-sectoral dialogue and improves governance structures to tackle pressing challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and ecosystem depletion. SUBMARINER provides evidence-based policy advice to promote blue growth, foster innovation and reduce fragmentation.

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Our projects are aiming to improve marine related policies and legislations

Aligning policies at all levels of governance

The sustainable blue economy is a crucial driver to tackle the challenges of our time, including climate change, marine pollution, biodiversity loss and regional revitalisation. The blue economy includes many heterogeneous sectors, from shipping to tourism, from blue biotechnology to renewable energy, and includes many different actors, including local, national and regional authorities, companies, key infrastructure providers (e.g., ports), research institutes and regional innovation clusters.  

SUBMARINER is a key player in connecting different actors along strategic regional sustainable development objectives, aligning policies from the EU to the local level and paving the way for innovators to find a welcoming ecosystem to support their ideas. Through its members and wide-reaching network, SUBMARINER is uniquely positioned to foster innovation, support and represent the interests of innovative solution providers. 

Ocean governance resources hub

Our specialists have put together a collection of publications, additional relevant projects, tools, and resources on the topic of policy and ocean governance

ShapingBio Fact Sheets
Baltic Sea Country Fact Sheets
A mapping of initiatives, structures, instruments and key challenges for the...
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Article in Klassekampen
In a recent edition of the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen, Gunnas Sander,...
Sustainable climatefriendly; circular Blue Economy in the BANOS Area: Current Status and Assessment and Monitoring Approaches
Sustainable climate friendly; circular Blue Economy in the BANOS Area – Current Status and Assessment and Monitoring Approaches
The study includes a series of national surveys, desk research and expert consultations...
Interactive Visual Value Chain Facilitation Tool
Interactive Visual Value Chain Facilitation Tool
This VC Facilitation Tool is a powerful resource to identify and analyse and...

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