Blue Growth is the creation of economic activity and jobs at sea, while multiple use of space makes efficient use of the available sea area by combining industries. Clearly there are many combinations and many value propositions. However, most technologies to date are considered blue sky concepts, with little robust techno-economic analysis demonstrating profitability. The paper begins by providing a comprehensive review of Blue Growth and multi-use in Blue Growth; both in policy as well as the wide range of current technologies, including ocean energy, offshore wind energy, offshore aquaculture and desalination.
Recommended citation: Gordon Dalton, Tamás Bardócz, Mike Blanch, David Campbell, Kate Johnson, Gareth Lawrence, Theodore Lilas, Erik Friis-Madsen, Frank Neumann, Nikitakos Nikitas, Saul Torres Ortega, Dimitris Pletsas, Pedro Diaz Simal, Hans Christian Sørensen, Afroula Stefanakou, Ian Masters, Feasibility of investment in Blue Growth multiple-use of space and multi-use platform projects; results of a novel assessment approach and case studies, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 107, 2019, Pages 338-359, ISSN 1364-0321, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2019.01.060.