Commission to set out innovation plan for "Blue Economy"

Innovation plan for blue economy
  • Start date : 08/05/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 08/05/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : Berlaymont (press room), Brussels, Belgium

Press Conference, Energy and natural resources, Science and technology, European Commission

With land and freshwater resources under pressure, and oceans covering more than two thirds of our planet, we will have to rely more and more on the oceans and seas to provide sources for food, medicine and energy. The Commission will therefore present an Action Plan for innovation in the 'Blue Economy' to help use ocean resources sustainably and drive growth and jobs in Europe. For example, the Action Plan proposes a series of actions to improve knowledge of the ocean, better skills to apply new technologies in the marine environment and better coordination of marine research.


Commissioners Maria Damanaki and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn will present the Action Plan at a press conference in the Commission's press room (Berlaymont). A press release, Memo and the Action plan itself will be available on the day.