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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Running Tide Announced The Deployment Of Open Ocean Satellites

Petya Trendafilova, Carbon herald Energy Solutions

As ocean carbon removal is scaling up, the sector’s need of real time data about the ocean, monitoring its carbon cycle is growing rapidly. Ocean carbon removal startup Running Tide announced it has successfully deployed two separate constellations of its ocean observation platforms out of its base in Iceland.

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Canadian Investment Firm Snaps Up Urchin Aquaculture Company

Hanna Gezelius , IntraFish Fisheries & Aquaculture

Canada-based alternative asset investment firm Cadman Capital Group has acquired aquaculture company Urchinomics.

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How To Create A Healthy Ocean That Benefits Everyone

Peter Thomson, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

Restoring ocean health is not just about verdant mangrove forests, thriving fish stocks and pristine blue waters, although these are all vitally important in their own right. 

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Davos 2023: What You Need to Know About Climate, Nature and Energy

World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

The climate crisis was high on the agenda at Davos 2023.

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2023 Seaweed State Of The Industry

Steven Hermans Fisheries & Aquaculture

2023 Seaweed State of the Industry.

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The top 5 sustainability and climate trends to watch in 2023

Economic Impact Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Economist Impact’s Martin Koehring highlights why stronger collaboration will be required to accelerate progress in 2023.

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Developing The Blue Economy Requires Collaborative Effort

Observer Research Foundation Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

Eighty per cent of world trade happens using the seas, 40 per cent of the world’s population live near coastal areas, and more than three billion people access the oceans for their livelihood. 

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How To Build “Blue” Skills For The Ocean Economy

Economic Impact

Tomorrow’s blue economy can offer young people roles with a sense of purpose.

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Ocean funds: diving into a $24trn ‘blue’ economy

Niki Natarajan, Impact Investor

As John Kerry, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, continues to high-light the inextricable link between oceans and the climate, UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water is starting to make its way on to impact investment agendas.

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Can Kelp Help? Research Examines Dairy Farmer, Dairy Nutritionist Attitudes on Adding Feed Additive to Cut Methane Emissions

Diane Stirling, Syracuse University News Fisheries & Aquaculture

Can Kelp Help? Research Examines Dairy Farmer, Dairy Nutritionist Attitudes on Adding Feed Additive to Cut Methane Emissions

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Offshore Wind in 2022: Billions in Bids And New Confidence

Heather Richards, Energy Wire Energy Solutions

Offshore wind advanced at a dizzying pace in 2022, from billion-dollar bids in New York to turbine installation vessels arriving in New England waters.

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Wanted: A Sea-Change in Climate Finance For Oceans

Sarah LaBrecque, Reuters Energy Solutions

Healthy coastal ecosystems are also critical to the world’s ability to withstand the impact of climate change.

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Regenerative Ocean Farming

Urban Ocean Lab Fisheries & Aquaculture

An informative factsheet on what regenerative ocean farming is, why it matters, and the benefits it provides. 

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Hokkaido Kelp Farmers Aim to Boost Storage of 'Blue Carbon' in Seaweed Beds

The Japan Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

Local fisheries cooperatives, governments and companies in the Kushiro district in eastern Hokkaido are pushing to increase the amount of “blue carbon” — a term referring to carbon captured by coastal and marine ecosystems — absorbed by artificial seaweed beds installed along the shore.

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The US$2.5 Trillion Blue Economy Investment Opportunity

Michael van Niekerk, Investment Magazine Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The ocean or the global “blue economy” contributes US$2.5 trillion ($3.8 trillion) a year in economic output – equivalent to world’s seventh-largest economy by GDP – and is expected to expand at twice the rate of the mainstream economy, reaching US$3 trillion a year by 2030.

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Four Trends In Green Technology And Venture Investment

Anis Uzzaman, Forbes Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

As the world deals with climate change and rising energy prices, green technology is more important than ever. Entrepreneurs stand to benefit by coming up with green technology business ideas to serve a growing market need.

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Invest in Nature, and Nature Invests in Us

The Nature Conservancy Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Later this year, representatives from countries around world will meet at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to agree on a new global framework to guide biodiversity protection the rest of this decade—a “New Deal for Nature.”

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COP27: Key Takeaways and What’s Next

World Resources Institute Energy Solutions

The COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt concluded with a historic breakthrough to help vulnerable countries deal with losses and damages from the impacts of climate change. 

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The Final Frontier of Ocean Exploration: Investing in Ocean Data and IOT

Larsen Mettler, Economic Impact Energy Solutions

Climate-tech startups raised US$53.7bn from venture capital and private equity in 2021, investment in ocean solutions lags far behind. But ocean solutions are climate solutions and should be recognized as such by climate-focused investors.

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Climate Change Could Bring Back Wind As The Future Power Source For Ocean Cargo Ships

Bob Woods, CNBC Energy Solutions Shipping & Ports

Climate change could bring back wind as the future power source for ocean cargo ships.

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