Towards Ocean Sustainability: Direction of science and technology we need for the blue economy we want

The ocean is the world’s most prominent ecosystem. According to current estimates, ocean resources contribute five percent of the world’s GDP, secure the jobs of three billion people, and sustain the livelihoods of 350 million.

As a new development concept, the blue economy seeks to promote economic growth, social inclusion, and the preservation or improvement of livelihoods while at the same time ensuring the environmental sustainability of the oceans and coastal areas. Meaningful development and implementation of the blue economy needs rigorous ocean science as a foundation: what science and technology are needed in order to support the blue growth?

The incubator will share practices and actions toward the blue economy, analyze knowledge gaps, identify science and technology needed to strengthen future actions, and ultimately help shape the strategic direction for science and technology development over the next decade.


Zhenghua Liu

Ministry of Natural Resources, China

Abe Woo Sau Pinn

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Wannakiat Thubthimsang

Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Thailand

Padermsak Jarayabhand

Chulalongkorn University

Maria Corazon Ebarvia

Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)

Malinee Smithrithee

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Training Department (SEAFDEC/TD)

Nipatpong Chuanchuen

Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA), Thailand

Thamasak Yeemin

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand

Maeve Nightingale

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Suvaluck Satumanatpan

Mahidol University, Thailand

26 November 2021


(UTC+7, Bangkok time)

Ukkrit Satapoomin

Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Thailand

Suree Satapoomin

Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, Thailand


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