Within the BlueAir project, project partner Croatian Chamber of Economy published an analysis under the name Identification of Blue Growth Areas.

According to the analysis presented in the document there are two priority focus areas important to Adriatic and Ionian region:

  • Primary focus area represents groups of established and emerging sectors of Blue Economy sectors, which have direct socio-economic, environmental or other important impact within Adriatic-Ionian Sea basin and strongly rely on first Blue Growth pillar of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR). These areas are framed by two groups of established sector activities – Living resources and Waterborne transport groups and two emerging sectors – Bio-economy & Biotechnology and Submarine cables & underwater robots.
  • Secondary focus area is indirectly very much connected to the primary focus area by technologies, interactions, connections, R&D&I activities, solutions, or other common factors which produce significant present of future impact on Adriatic-Ionian region. Secondary focus area sectors are identified through Coastal tourism established sectors and Shipbuilding activities. Another identified emerging sector is Desalination of sea water.

Further details on D.T.2.1.1 Identification of Blue Growth areas can be found on following link.

The BlueAir project is financed under the Interreg ADRION program, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the IPA II Fund.