The Analyst

The Analyst serves as a collection of relevant reports on the progression of marine and maritime sectors.

ITF Transport Outlook 2019

ITF Transport Outlook 2019 looks at trends and near-term prospects for the global transport sector, and presents long-term projections for the transport demand to 2050. It analyses freight (maritime, air, surface) …

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The EU Blue Economy Report 2019

The European Commission has recently published its second Blue Economy Report (2019) which describes the scope and size of the EU blue economy. It provides an overview of the most recent trends …

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Renewable energy in Europe 2018 – Recent growth and knock-on effects

The European Environment Agency (EEA) report Renewable energy in Europe 2018 – Recent growth and knock-on effects measures the progress made in the deployment of renewable energy sources within the member states …

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Economic Report of the EU Aquaculture Sector (STECF-18-19)

The report provides a thorough overview of the latest data on the production, economic value, structure, and competitive performance of the sector. The 2018 Economic Report of the EU Aquaculture …

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Blockchain in the Seafood Industry – Increasing transparency and efficiency in global seafood supply chains

The new blockchain technology will be able to improve the consumer’s confidence in the fish farming industry, and the fish we eat. The new blockchain technology will be able to …

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The Global Marine Technology Trends 2030

The report outlines the fundamental marine technology trends we can expect to see in the next 15 years. The aim is to help marine stakeholders understand the long-term challenges and …

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Building Industries at Sea: ‘Blue Growth’ and the New Maritime Economy

This publication, Building Industries at Sea: ‘Blue Growth’ and the New Maritime Economy, looks at all aspects from innovation and market to structure and working conditions within several blue growth …

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The Annual Report on the EU Blue Economy

The 2018 Annual Report on the EU Blue Economy describes the scope and progress of the blue economy. The aim is to provide evidence-based policy- and decision-making, and help identify …

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Can Blockchain revolutionize international trade?

The World Trade Organization has published an analysis of the potential impact of blockchain technology on international trade: Blockchain and International Trade: Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications for International Trade Cooperation. …

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UKCS Workforce Dynamics 2018-2035: Shaping the skills of tomorrow

The oil and gas industry is still a hugely valuable asset to the UK, but there are challenges ahead. A significant number of fields will reach the end of their …

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Energy transition outlook 2018 – A global and regional forecast to 2050

Over the next three decades, the world’s energy system will become substantially cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable. By 2050, renewables will produce 75% of Europe’s electricity. Understanding this energy …

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Market study on Ocean energy

Europe is spearheading the world’s ocean energy technology, and has today a strong pipeline of projects for a total capacity of 1 GW. But it did not accomplish this overnight. …

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Future emerging technologies for the ocean energy sector: innovation and game-changers

While the ocean energy sector is still at an early stage of development, a new report analyses ten future emerging technologies to generate energy from the ocean tides and waves. …

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) Safety and Shipping Review 2018

Shipping as the lifeblood of the global economy transporting approximately 90% of global trade. More than 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally, carrying every kind of cargo. Hence, the safety of …

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Maritime Forecast 2050 – Energy transition outlook 2018

The forecast for 2050 is exploring the maritime implications of a global transition towards an increased use of renewable energy and a diminishing use of fossil fuels. The focus of …

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Workshop on Strategic Cooperation on Blue Growth in the North Sea

In September 2013, the European Parliament approved a preparatory action – a regional strategy for the North Sea region to support cross-sectorial maritime cooperation in the North Sea region through …

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World Energy Issues Monitor 2018 – Perspectives on the Grand Energy Transition

This report covers the World Energy Council’s ninth annual survey of key challenges and opportunities faced by energy leaders in managing a robust energy transition. The World Energy Council’s Issues …

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Offshore wind: From niche to mainstream energy business

The offshore wind industry has moved from being a niche technology to becoming a regular supplier of renewable energy. By 2030 European offshore wind can produce between 7% -11% of …

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Foresight – Future of the Sea

This report, Foresight Future of the Sea, summarises evidence on social, technological, environmental, economic and political changes, and is the product of combined expertise from science, industry and policy. Its …

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Offshore Wind in Europe

This report, Offshore Wind in Europe, summarises construction and financing activity in European offshore wind farms from 1 January to 31 December 2017. By 2020, offshore wind is projected to …

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World Energy Perspectives 2016 – Renewables Integration

World Energy Council’s report on World Energy Perspectives 2016 focuses the growing importance of renewables and especially Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) all over the world. Policymakers and the industry …

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Study on Blue Growth, Maritime Policy and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

The study aims to identify the potential for Blue Growth in each of the EU Member States (MS) of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and at sea basin level. It …

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The Future is Blue Future – Markets in Marine Economy

By 2040, the global demand for energy will increase by more than 50 percent compared to 2010, despite continuously increasing energy efficiency. Making the oceans accessible as a resource requires …

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Blue Growth Study – Scenarios and drivers for Sustainable Growth from the Oceans, Seas and Coasts

The starting point for the Blue Growth project is the grounded belief that seas, coasts and oceans can play a pivotal role in the solutions to many challenges and tensions. …

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Blue Growth and Smart Specialisation: How to catch maritime growth through “Value Nets”

This policy brief from the Joint Research Centre looks at how the principles of smart specialisation and value nets can be used to stimulate the blue economy. The report gives …

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