Cover photo credit: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - Global Ocean Observing System (IOC-GOOS)
Artwork by Glynn Gorick depicting the Ocean Observing System
The Blue Economy
The U.S. Ocean Enterprise, focused on firms that support ocean measurement, observation and forecasting, is worth $7 Billion annually and supports 30,000 American jobs in 36 states.
"The Ocean Enterprise," U.S. IOOS (Feb 2016)
The value of the global Ocean Economy will grow from $1.5 Trillion (2010) to $3.0 Trillion by 2030
"The Ocean Economy in 2030," OECD (April 2016)