In this report, we will introduce how five sectors of importance for the development of the blue economy are governed: offshore petroleum, offshore wind, fisheries, aquaculture/mariculture and shipping. How are these areas governed as activities increase in the waters of Alaska and North Norway? It will unpack the various regulatory mechanisms managing petroleum activities, shipping, wind power, fishing and aquaculture at the international, regional, national and local level.
This report is the end-product of Work Package (WP) 5, titled ‘International Governance and the Blue Economy’. The explicit goal of this WP is to ‘examine how parameters for blue economic projects are defined and determined in the interplay between the international and regional level’. The following actors are involved in the WP: Fridtjof Nansen Institute (Oslo), Wilson Center (Washington, DC), Nordland Fylkeskommune (Bodø), Arctic Economic Council (Tromsø) & High North Center for Business and Governance at Nord University (Bodø).
The report can be downloaded in our Reports section.