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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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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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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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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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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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The Evolution of Floating Energy Systems

David Hume Energy Solutions

The authors look into the evolutions of oil and gas, wind, solar, and tidal to commercial floating energy systems.

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How Ocean Data Innovation Is Changing How We See The Sea

Kate Wing, David Millar, Aaron Roan Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The next wave of transformation in ocean understanding will come from improving our ability to discover and connect this data, giving us a clearer picture of what’s happening under the waves and envisioning new ocean solutions.

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6 Insights On Financing Clean Energy Projects In Emerging Economies

Ogan Kose, Raj Gopalakrishnan, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

As we head into COP27, during which financing the clean energy transition in developing economies is expected to be a key topic of focus in the negotiations, we believe insights from a set of interviews we conducted in the lead-up to the launch of the Cost of Capital Observatory can help those seeking to raise capital in the clean energy and renewables sector.

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How To Shift The Ocean Narrative For A Sustainable Blue Economy

Martin Koehring, Economist Impact Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

A blog by Martin Koehring, head of Economist Impact’s World Ocean Initiative and keynote speaker at the 30th anniversary of the John Nurminen Foundation

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This IIT Madras Alumni's Startup is Making Crude Oil Out of Seaweed

Tarutr Malhotra, Your Story Energy Solutions

Bengaluru-based Sea6 Energy is cultivating industrial amounts of seaweed that can be used as biofuel, bioplastics, and much more.

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UC San Diego Unveils Second Cohort for Blue Economy Accelerator

The Fish Site Energy Solutions

The University of California at San Diego has announced the second cohort for the StartBlue programme, an accelerator for startups dedicated to tacking ocean-focused challenges and solutions.

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Battery Made Using Seaweed Still Works After Charging 1000 Times

Matthew Sparkes, New Scientist Energy Solutions

A battery that has crucial parts made from seaweed could pave the way to greener energy storage.

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