Marine Investment for the Blue Economy

Project Implementation Period: 
March 2015 - August 2016
Specific Funding Programme: 




About the Project: 

MARIBE is a Horizon 2020 funded project which explored cooperation opportunities for companies that combined different Blue Growth and Blue Economy sectors.  The project aims to unlock the potential of multi-use of space and multi-use platforms in the Blue economy (which forms part of the long-term Blue Growth strategy) to support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole.

Within the Blue Economy, there are new and emerging sectors comprising technologies that are early stage and novel. These Blue Growth sectors have developed independently for the most part without pursuing cooperation opportunities with other sectors. MARIBE investigates cooperation opportunities for companies within the four key BG sectors in order to develop these companies and their sectors and to promote the multi-use of space in the offshore economy:

  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Aquaculture
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Seabed Mining

Project partners

University College Cork - National University Of Ireland, Cork (Lead Partner)

Stichting Wageningen Research, The Netherlands

Ecoast, Belgium

Swansea University United Kingdom

Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

Universidad De Cantabria, Spain

Aquabiotech Limited, Malta

Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Fao, Italy

Business Models Inc BvV The Netherlands

BVG Associates Limited, United Kingdom