With promoting APEC Blue Economy cooperation and supporting Blue Economy projects as ranking one in APEC funding criteria in recent years, Blue Economy information blooms in APEC region and beyond. This online information portal will collect the information and share the information including the introductions of the various forums and workshops, initiatives and projects, research publications, private sectors engagements and lessons learned related to Blue Economy from APEC economies and organizations. This information sharing platform will be open to the APEC members and public, which will be an implementation activity for the APEC 2016 AMM Joint Statement “Encourage the APEC Marine Sustainable Development Center to take stock of regional blue economy cooperation”.
The website portal will open to the APEC economies and public. The beneficiaries of this project will be scientists, policy-makers, governments, NGOs, the private sectors, international organizations, academia and other professionals in APEC economies. Especially, the sharing information on Blue Economy cooperation and promoting the information exchange will push forward the process that the common view of Blue Economy is incorporated into the policy, planning and investment frame of the economies and localities in order to realize the sustainable development of oceans.
The objectives of this Blue Economyinformation portal are:
1) To construct and maintain the APEC Blue Economy information portal, as a platform of Blue Economy information sharing.
2) To collect the information and share the information on the website including the introductions of the related forums and workshops, initiatives and projects, research publications, private sectors engagements and Blue Economy lessons learned in APEC region.
3) To promote the communication and cooperation of APEC Economies via this portal. Questionnaire will be sent out to each APEC Economy to call for their participation in providing and updating information. The information portal will support the APEC economies’ cooperative Blue Economy study and research by facilitating information sharing, including the findings of common experiences or lessons learned.