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Scotland's Blue Economy and Climate Change- Following on from COP 26

Aquatera Ltd, 2021, Completed for the Blue Economy Cluster Builder

COP26 was a remarkable conference for the ocean: a strong mobilisation across state and non-state actors advocating for stronger commitments to protect marine ecosystems have anchored the ocean in the realm of international climate negotiations. This report examines the relationship between Scotland's Blue Economy and the commitments made at COP 26 in Glasgow in 2021.

Blue Economy Cluster Builder_Scottish SMEs_Data Analysis Report

Aquatera Ltd, 2021, Completed for the Blue Economy Cluster Builder

This document describes the results of the 1-2-1 engagement action process with Blue Economy (BE) Cluster members. This action aims to engage with Scottish SMEs on a 1-2-1 basis to explain the BE Cluster Builder Project and to gather information from the SMEs on their needs from the Cluster Builder programme in growing and diversifying their work within the Blue Economy. This action was implemented in three core phases: 1) initial virtual engagement by email to explain the BECB project to Cluster members and invite them for the interviews; 2) semi-structured interviews conducted with Cluster members; 3) skill gaps and SWOT analysis.

Blue Economy Cluster Builder- Market Report

Aquatera Ltd, 2021, Completed for the Blue Economy Cluster Builder

This document highlights the evident importance that the Blue Economy (BE) plays in the Scottish economy, shedding light on Scotland’s commitment to the Paris Agreement as a trigger for technological and institutional innovation in the BE. Indeed, the necessity to adopt low-carbon practices in cross-cutting industrial areas is spurring innovation in established sectors in Scotland, particularly in the oil and gas (O&G) industry, opening debates about planning the future through methods that foster technological innovation and collaborative capacity building processes.

Analysis of the Global Ocean (Blue) Economy and Scotland/UK’s current share.

Aquatera Ltd, 2019, Completed for Scottish Enterprise

The Blue Economy presents a considerable opportunity for Scottish companies and organisations to 2030, provided they can readily identify the sectors that are likely to experience strong growth. This report investigates what the Blue Economy can be defined as and the growth potential for the main sectors within this definition. This will give some comparison between sectors as well as an indication of the whole Blue Economy’s potential.The report covers each sector in detail highlighting the global, EU, UK and Scottish statistics for gross value added (“GVA”), employment and growth potential out to 2030. The report gives commentary on each sector’s potential and the rationale for the growth estimates.