Blue Opportunities from the Future: knowledge and tools to inform sustainable growth for an integrated terrestrial, coastal and marine zone economy.
Blue Opportunities from the Future, or ‘Blue Futures’ is a collaborative project co-designed between the University of East Anglia (School of Environmental Sciences and the Marine Knowledge Exchange Network), the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, North Norfolk District Council, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, the Environment Agency, Orbis Energy and the RSPB.
Dr Trevor Tolhurst
Dr Martin Johnson
Dr Sophie Day
Blue Ltd. (Katherine Kennedy and associates including Lisa Johnson and Johanna Forster)
Dr Irene Lorenzoni
Keith Moore (EA)
Bill Parker (SCWDC)
Paul Mackie (SCWDC)
Iain Dunnett (NALEP)
Rob Young (NNDC)
Adrian Southern (RSPB)
Johnathan Reynolds (OrbisEnergy)
In this project, we will undertake an integrated futures exercise via a series of work packages to explore the potential future opportunities for East Anglia’s ‘Blue’ economy. This work unites academics, commercial organisations, practitioners and decision makers to co-create and apply a set of future scenarios spanning our terrestrial, coastal and marine zones. We aim to deliver a ‘Blue Futures toolkit’ which can be used as a basis for developing a Blue Pathfinder, or blue growth focused manifesto for the region. Blue Futures is driven by a desire to make better use of academic research in coastal and marine environments and work in partnership to drive innovation and forward thinking in the delivery of future sustainable management and economic growth.