Science, technology and innovation policy

The Key Shaping Forces Impacting the Future Ocean Economy


 31 May 2022  Virtual workshop 


The STI Ocean Economy Group, which led the landmark work on The Ocean Economy in 2030 and on Rethinking Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, is launching new foresight analysis of the ocean economy. In almost a decade since the start of the initial OECD ocean foresight work, the policy, regulatory and economy landscape have changed notably. The acceleration of climate change, diverse pollutions, biodiversity loss and the COVID-19 pandemic crisis are also creating new challenges for populations around the world in developed and developing countries. Geopolitical developments and races for resources will also have long-standing impacts.

The OECD STI Ocean Economy Group is organising this event as part of its work programme on ocean economy measurement and innovation. This will be the first ocean foresight workshop of several to come in the next two and a half years, leading to new analysis and data-driven evidence for decision-makers in public and private sectors.

This first foresight event is prepared in close cooperation with the Secretariat of the OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding and the Secretariat of the OECD Committee on Fisheries and will feature two special sessions exploring the future of shipping and shipbuilding, as well as the future of fisheries and aquaculture. 


14:00 CET (15min) Start of the meeting

- Welcome to the OECD foresight workshop – Dirk Pilat, Deputy Director of the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Directorate
- Introducing “the Ocean Economy to 2045” project –  Claire Jolly, Head of Unit, STI Ocean Economy Group, OECD  


14:15-15:30 (1h15) Exploring the future of shipbuilding and shipping  

- Key policy milestones that could shape the future of shipbuilding and shipping  - Laurent Daniel, Head of the Shipbuilding Unit, OECD
- Seaborne trade forecasts: perspectives for the next decades – Luis Martinez, Transportation Analyst, International Transport Forum
- What technologies to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping? – Bruno Idini, Analyst, International Energy Agency


15:30-16:45 (1h15) Exploring the future of fisheries and aquaculture.

- Key policy milestones that could shape the future of fisheries and aquaculture - Claire Delpeuch, Head of Unit, Fisheries & Aquaculture, OECD
- Market dynamics and projections, with a focus on climate impacts on fisheries and aquaculture – Manuel Barange, Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, Food and -  - Agriculture Organization (FAO)
- The CatchID-Program, every fish counts – Ole Høstmark, Senior Advisor, Directorate of Fisheries, Norway


16:45-17:00 Wrap-up and close of the meeting



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