Study on the Blue Economy in the outermost regions of the Indian Ocean
This study aims to contribute to the implementation of the integrated maritime policy in the nine outermost regions (ORs) of the European Union (Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Madeira, Azores and Canary Islands) and their related sea basins (Caribbean-Amazonia, South-West Indian Ocean and Macaronesia). Its main objective is to identify opportunities for sustainable growth of the blue economy in each of the basins, based on i) a state of play on maritime activities, ii) prospective work, iii) a gap analysis of skills, infrastructure, research and data requirements, and iv) the provision of updated information and evidence on the new growth potential that should help to understand the process of economic and social development within the maritime sector. SML participated in the drafting of the Indian Ocean component of the study, including a diagnosis of the blue economy in the South West Indian Ocean (regional sea basin) and in the European outermost territories (Reunion and Mayotte).
Client: European Commission (EC/EASME and DG-MARE)
Contact(s) SML : Frédérick HERPERS
Partners: AND international – COGEA srl – Fundación AZTI – Poseidon Aquatic Resources Management Ltd