Towards a Data-Driven Sustainability of the Mediterranean Blue Economy

On November 23 in Marseille, a regional workshop organised by Plan Bleu will focus on the Blue Economy in the Mediterranean.

Entitled “Towards Data-Driven Sustainability in the Blue Economy of the Mediterranean” the objectives of this event are as follows:

  • Collaboratively develop a transition framework for a sustainable blue economy;
  • Assess the options and feasibility of monitoring progress towards a sustainable blue economy in the Mediterranean and detail the key next steps;
  • Identify indicators, data, and ideas that enhance the long-term monitoring capacity of the sustainability of the blue economy. The outcomes of the workshop will also feed into the UNEP/MAP Blue Plan Regional Observatory on Environment and Sustainable Development.
  • Serve as a collaborative platform to define priorities, shared aspirations, and collective strategies for progressing towards a sustainable blue economy at Mediterranean level.

This event targets a diverse audience, including researchers, policymakers, international organizations, civil society, industry leaders, and many other Mediterranean stakeholders involved in the challenges of the blue economy. The workshop will take place over one day and can be attended in person or remotely.

The event will be divided into two round-table discussions:

The first round-table entitled "Expansion of the indicator framework" will detail indicators and measures that go beyond traditional economic metrics and that can be used to monitor the interaction between economic activities and their environmental and societal implications. The goal is to pre-select and discuss the feasibility of obtaining and using indicators to monitor the sustainability of the blue economy sectors in the region, taking into account the interrelationships between sectors.

The second round table entitled "Inclusive stakeholder engagement" will promote a collaborative and inclusive approach to measuring the sustainability of the blue economy in the Mediterranean. It will involve a wide range of stakeholders in order to build consensus and gain their unique perspective and expertise.

The Plan Bleu plays a crucial role in preserving the environment in the Mediterranean. Its objective is to establish a framework to promote the sustainability of the blue economy in the Region. The Observatory of Plan Bleu has evolved, enabling monitoring of the blue economy’s progress and providing reports on the implementation of the sustainable development strategy in the Mediterranean to the contracting parties of the Barcelona Convention. This observatory serves as a support for decision-making by structuring the Indicators related to marine and spatial planning.

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