Workshop: application of ocean science and technology for the practice of sustainable “blue economy” in developing countries

Date: 8 – 9 November 2021

Location: virtual


Workshop objectives:

The overarching objective of the Workshop is to highlight the role of ocean science and technology in blue economic development. The Workshop will introduce current concepts in blue economy, followed by discussion of specific topics that include coastal marine resources of economic relevance, environmental threats that endanger blue economic goals, the importance of ocean observing systems and the need for capacity development. By illuminating the use and misuse of Science and Technology in blue economies, the Workshop aims to help establish the foundation of scientific knowledge and ocean observations to support sustainable ocean development.

Topics to be covered:

  • Coral Reefs
  • Seagrasses and Mangroves
  • Coastal Fisheries
  • Coastal Freshwater
  • Tourism
  • Oil and Gas
  • Minerals


  • Coastal Pollution
  • Harmful Algae
  • Ocean Acidification
  • Climate Change and Coastal Ocean


  • Role of Sustained Ocean Observations to the Society and Blue economy

Capacity Development

  • Building Capacity for Ocean Science and Technology

Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S&T CENTRE), 2 September 2021. More information.

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