PLAN4BLUE project invites you to further define the blue economy scenarios in a workshop in Tallinn!
In the first workshop we gathered information on a broad scale of human activities and now it is time to focus on specific activities and hot spot areas. Workshop seeks to answer, how do different possible alternative futures impact to blue economy sectors and how sustainability could be reached? What would be the concrete outcomes of four alternative future scenarios that Plan4Blue project is producing?
Workshop is organized 23.-24.1.2018 in Tallinn, Estonia (venue: Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel (Sadama 11a, Tallinn).
Outline of the program:
Tuesday 23.1.2018 18.00-20.30 Get-together• Join your fellow workshop attendees to hear more what the workshop on Wednesday will be about.• Short talks on EU Blue Growth Policy and Environmental Sustainability of Blue Economy• You won't be left hungry or thirsty – refreshments and snacks will be served!
Wednesday 24.1.2018 9.30 – 10.00 Coffee & registration 10.00 – 10.15 Opening & aims of the workshop (Riku Varjopuro, Plan4Blue Coordinator, SYKE )10.15 – 10.40 Keynote speaker: Andrew Merrie, Stockholm Resilience Center • "Three decades ahead – How to come to grips with uncertain ocean futures?" 10.40 – 12.30 Working groups: Elaboration of the future scenarios• Introduction to working groups and division into four groups: 1. Energy; 2. Maritime cluster; 3. Tourism, culture and services for leisure activities and 4. Blue bioeconomy and subsea resources. • Groups will discuss development of these sectors by 2050 under alternative scenarios: Sustainability above all!, Growth unlimited, Sustainability dilemma and Virtual reality12.30 – 13.30 Lunch (provided)13.30 – 14.00 Reports from working groups and introduction to next working group session (map-based exercise)14.00 – 15.00 Working groups: future use of sea areas (map-based exercise)15.00 – 15.15 Main results of the working groups 15.15 Closing of the workshop
Follow for more information and updates of the workshop: http://www.syke.fi/en-US/Research__Development/Research_and_development_projects/Projects/Maritime_Spatial_Planning_for_Sustainable_Blue_Economies_PLAN4BLUE/Events_and_meetings/Workshop_2