This webinar, jointly organised by the European Investment Bank, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the European Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and Copernicus Marine Service, presented the latest developments on monitoring our seas in order to stimulate investment and partnerships between public institutions and private companies.
Tackling the new sustainability challenges for EU’s blue economy, estimated at €650 billion of annual turnover as part of the European Green Deal, needs action from local decision makers and stakeholders.
By investing in blue digital monitoring and protection technologies and services, regions, institutions and national protection authorities will not only protect assets, lives and biodiversity but also foster innovation and job creation in marine coastal areas and ensure that Europe regains technological leadership and autonomy. Recovery plans offer an opportunity to take advantage of these new digital technologies for monitoring and protecting our seas and coastal areas.
Examples of the new innovative solutions that are already operational were presented. They range from ocean energy applications, to services for improving search and rescue. Increased deployment of these services can have a real impact on the blue economy.
The European Investment Bank services are ready to explore ways to support local authorities plans and efforts.
The workshop was introduced by Harald Gruber (European Investment Bank) and Fiammetta Diani (EUSPA). Check out the webinar agenda