Marine Investment for the Blue Economy (MARIBE)

From March 1, 2015, to August 31, 2016, MARIBE, a Horizon 2020 project, delved into collaboration prospects for companies merging various sectors within the Blue Growth and Blue Economy domains.

Maribe, a Horizon 2020 project, was on a mission to explore collaboration opportunities for companies that seamlessly merge various sectors within the Blue Growth and Blue Economy domains.

Project aimed to tap into the vast potential of multi-use space in the offshore economy, a domain often referred to as the Blue Economy. In the past, this initiative played a significant role in advancing the long-term Blue Growth (BG) strategy, a vision dedicated to fostering sustainable growth within the marine and maritime sectors. This commitment to sustainability was deeply embedded in the Integrated Maritime Policy, the EU Innovation Union, and the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable growth.

Europe’s marine economic activities teetered on intensification, diversification, and deeper offshore expansion. Yet, venturing into large-scale offshore and deep-sea activities posed technological and non-technological challenges. The crux lay in evaluating sustainable business models adept at navigating these hurdles.

MARIBE focused on companies that can smoothly combine different areas within the blue growth and blue economy fields. In simple terms, MARIBE brought these sectors together, making it easier for them to cooperate and create new and innovative ideas for the future.

Blue Growth Challenge

The economic activities in Europe’s seas and coasts are on the brink of intensification, diversification, and expansion into deeper offshore territories. However, the journey into large-scale offshore and deep-sea activities comes with a set of technological and non-technological challenges. The key lies in assessing sustainable business models that can navigate these challenges effectively.

Navigating the Seas Smartly

To harness our seas in a smarter, more sustainable, and less disruptive manner, Maribe advocates for the integration of different activities at sea on the same location, facilitated by multi-use offshore platforms.

Maribe Blue Growth Sectors

The Maribe team is set to collaborate with selected EU-funded consortia, especially those engaged in Oceans of Tomorrow projects, to advance their cross-sectoral initiatives. The focus extends beyond existing projects to explore additional sectoral combinations with the potential for synergistic collaboration.

Partnership and Action

Maribe partners will actively engage with stakeholders in these sectors, acting as brokers for partnerships and creating action plans that foster cooperation. By collaborating closely with stakeholders, Maribe aims to catalyze cooperation and promote the multi-use of space, thereby strengthening the Blue Growth sectors.

Cogs in Circle

The collaborative efforts within Maribe are symbolized by the interconnected cogs, working together to drive innovation and sustainable practices in the blue growth landscape.

Maribe Booklet

Explore the comprehensive Maribe booklet to delve deeper into the project’s objectives, partners’ perspectives, and the intricate web of collaboration that defines the blue growth journey.

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