OECD Ocean

Ocean economy and innovation

In addition to its crucial role for regulating the climate and weather, the ocean is vital to the world’s economy, with more than 90% of trade using sea routes and as a source of jobs for millions of people. The ocean is also the stage for a growing range of new ocean-related economic activities and constant innovations.

 Webinar on value chains in public marine data: A UK case study, 7 September 2021

 Virtual workshop on access to research data from public funding: The case of marine data, 28 June 2021

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