Over the past two decades, the ‘blue economy’ has slowly but steadily emerged as both a term and a concept to embrace the manifold economic opportunities associated with the ocean, while at the same recognising, accounting and – in some cases – addressing related threats of climate change, overfishing, pollution or habitat destruction.
AlaskaNor and its research partners from the High North Center, the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and the Center for the Blue Economy addressed the conceptual ambiguity of the blue economy in an open-access working paper for the Polar Cooperation Research Centre at Kobe University, Japan.
Interested in reading more about Discussing the Blue Arctic Economy A Case Study of Fisheries in Alaska and North Norway by Andreas Raspotnik, Andreas Østhagen and Charlie Colgan?
Then download the PCRC Working Paper No.12 (March, 2020) here.
AlaskaNor Project Manager Andreas Raspotnik also discussed the Blue Economy from an academic perspective with other researchers at the International Seminar on Arctic Commons, Arctic Council and Indigenous Peoples, held in Kobe on 5 March 2020.