Department of Management

Technology Foresight in Emerging Maritime & Marine Economies

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By 2030, the contribution of the world’s oceans to economic value-added is expected to double to more than USD 3 trillion (OECD) . However, where and under what conditions the potential value creation is developed and captured by market participants is yet to be clarified. This paper introduces the ambition, methodology and expected contribution of the North Sea Opportunity Radar to chart said developments. The Radar builds on foresight methodology and leverages international crowdsourcing efforts involving stakeholders from Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, UK, and Norway. The Radar is an open platform developed by the PERISCOPE Project, funded by EU Interreg funds and driven by maritime and marine cluster organizations in the North Sea Region. The Radar leverages the knowledge of the industry professionals, captures weak signals for technology, and validates them through the research network. The technologies are organized to support innovation and the development of new business areas, and sustains discussion via an online portal. The upshot for technology developers is the organization of the technological landscape. The upshot for academics is the expanded horizon of emerging technologies for anticipatory projects, development efforts, and policy considerations. An early iteration of the Radar covers: • Renewable ocean energy • Seabed mining & offshore technology • Marine biotechnology & aquaculture • Specialized vessels & infrastructure • Servicing emerging maritime & offshore activities
Original languageEnglish
Publication year25 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2018
EventDNV GL Nordic Maritime University Workshop - DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 25 Jan 2018 → …


ConferenceDNV GL Nordic Maritime University Workshop
Period25/01/2018 → …
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    Research areas

  • Foresight, Maritime, Technology Forecasting, Marine

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