International futures programme

Focus

  • OECD Space Forum

    In 2006, the OECD launched the OECD Space Forum in co-operation with the space community. The Forum aims to assist governments, space-related agencies and the private sector to better identify the statistical contours of the growing space sector worldwide, while investigating the space infrastructure’s economic significance and potential impacts for the larger economy.

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  • Infrastructure needs: cross-sectoral foresight

    This project – involving telecoms, land transport, water and electricity – explores the many factors shaping demand for infrastructures worldwide over the coming decades, and points to the mounting difficulties, particularly in OECD countries, of financing growing infrastructure needs from public sector sources.

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  • The Future of the Ocean Economy

    The Future of the Ocean Economy: Exploring the prospects for emerging ocean industries to 2030

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In the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, the International Futures Programme (IFP) has provided strategic, long-term thinking and horizon scanning for the organisation since 1990. The IFP works in two specific sectoral areas:  the space sector and the future of the ocean economy. The OECD Space Forum was established in 2006 to assist governments, space-related agencies and the private sector to better identify the statistical contours of the space sector, while investigating space infrastructure’s economic significance, its role in innovation and potential impacts for the larger economy. The project on the Future of the Ocean Economy: Exploring the Prospects for Emerging Ocean Industries to 2030, is designed to gain a better understanding of the future development of ocean-based industries in terms of their potential to generate growth, employment and innovation, with special emphasis on the development potential of emerging ocean-based activities.

Events

  • Future of the Ocean Economy Steering Group Meeting, OECD, Paris
    3-4 December 2015
  • OECD Space Forum Steering Group Meeting, OECD, Paris
    9 October 2015
  • OECD Space Forum Workshop on Institutional Support for Space Programmes: Practices from Around the World, OECD, Paris
    8 October 2015
  • OECD Space Forum/Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites  Socioeconomic Benefits Tiger Team Workshop
    7 October 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Workshop on The Long-term Potential of Marine Biotechnology, Bilbao, Spain
    29-30 September
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities related to the Development of Marine Tourism to 2030, Gothenburg, Sweden
    24-25 June 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Steering Group Meeting, OECD, Paris
    16 June 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Workshop on The Future of Maritime Spatial Planning: What Potential for Economic Tools and Satellite Technology?, Lisbon, Portugal
    4-5 June 2015
  • OECD Space Forum Workshop on Mapping Value Chains in Satellite Earth Observation, CNES Headquarters, Paris
    22 May 2015
  • OECD Space Forum Workshop on Taxonomy in the Space Economy: defining, describing and classifying actors engaged in space activities, ESA Headquarters, Paris
    21 May 2015
  • Future of the Ocean Economy Workshop on The Maritime Safety Industry and the Ocean Economy, Seoul, Korea
    7 May 2015

Recent publications

Space Economy at a Glance 2014

Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030

The Future of Families to 2030

OECD Handbook on Measuring the Space Economy

Future Global Shocks: Improving Risk Governance

 

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