讓美國羅德島大學海洋事務系主任 Thompson 教授與各位分享藍色經濟的意涵。
Expanding opportunities and increasing vulnerabilities in the blue economy Dr. Robert Thompson Professor, Department of Marine Affairs University of Rhode Island The blue or maritime economy has historically been an important part of some of the world’s biggest economies. The development, wealth, and power of the Greeks, Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Americans all depended heavily on maritime commerce and dominance. However, the activities that constitute the current and future blue economies differ dramatically in type and scale from the past. A much broader range of goods and a much larger percentage of consumer goods in advanced economies are part of a complex web of global shipping. Wild fisheries and aquaculture are now also truly global. Lastly, advanced economies are increasingly turning to the oceans for new types of sustainable energy. While these advances in the blue economy offer substantial benefits, they also potentially create new vulnerabilities to natural disasters that could be highly disruptive to national economies and international trade. Thus, now more than ever, national, state and local governments need to proactively engage in disaster mitigation in their coastal regions.