What is Blue Economy and how it is important to the future development of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
It supports all of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG14 ‘Life Below Water’, and recognizes that this will require ambitious, coordinated actions to sustainably manage, protect and preserve our ocean now, for the sake of present and future generations.
The blue economy is not just about market opportunities: it provides protection and enables development of more intangible ‘blue resources’ such as traditional ways of life, carbon sequestration, and coastal resilience to help vulnerable states mitigate the often devastating effects of climate change.
As technology advances, humans are able to go to - and exploit - places unreachable in the past. Accountability and responsibility around extraction, plastics, fishing, chemicals, shipping, and farming is a must.
The enormous potential of the ocean to provide major solutions for feeding the growing population, and to provide clean energy and jobs is at risk if these resources are not harnessed responsibly. Having a global and collective mindset about the importance of the Blue Economy is a challenge.
The week includes, conferences, a summit and tech expo as well as a series of expert panels, all geared to creating dialogue around the assessing the threats and risks of the Blue Economy and tackling long terms solutions - including the mitigation of exploitation and brainstorming technological advancements to support blue resources.
Deep Trekker is participating in Blue Tech Week as a member of The Maritime Alliance, but also to offer our ROVs as solutions to important factors such as inspection, monitoring, and underwater inspections to ensure environmental sustainability and compliance. As part of this week’s important activities, the Deep Trekker line of submersible ROVs and Crawlers will be showcased as tools that can offer solutions to sustainable aquaculture, plastics and ghost gear clean up, unexploded ordnance disposal and aging infrastructure inspections.
Corals are dying, waters are warming, and sea levels are rising. Ultimately, the ocean is our shared resource, but time will tell whether it turns into our shared failure or the greatest comeback story humanity has ever staged. Ocean advocacy and being a part of a long term solution in the assistance of the Blue Economy is a driving factor in Deep Trekker’s creation and continued model of business.
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