Photo Credit: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - Global Ocean Observing System (IOC-GOOS) Artwork by Glynn Gorick depicting the Ocean Observing System

Photo Credit: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission - Global Ocean Observing System (IOC-GOOS)

Artwork by Glynn Gorick depicting the Ocean Observing System

U.S. Ocean Enterprise

This first-ever economic study of the U.S. Ocean Enterprise, published by U.S. NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System and co-authored by The Maritime Alliance, found more than 400 companies in 36 states generating $7 Billion in direct annual revenue that support 30,000 American jobs.  These figures represent only the small fraction of the overall Blue Economy including firms focused on ocean observation, monitoring and forecasting.

The future of the ocean economy

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published its first global study of the Ocean Economy and conservatively estimates its value at $1.5 Trillion (2010) and growing to $3.0 Trillion by 2030.  This study included a broad array of sectors including aquaculture, BlueTech, fisheries, recreation, & shipbuilding.

This video provides facts and figures of the new OECD publication Ocean Economy in 2030. The ocean holds the promise of immense resource wealth & great potential for boosting economic growth, employment & innovation.

 
 

U.S. Commercial Service Marine Technology Team

Keep your company growing by devising or expanding your international export strategy. The U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service’s Marine Technology team can assist your company take advantage of worldwide sales opportunities.

Visit the USCS Marine Technology Team Webpage

 

Grow International Sales with EXIM Bank

The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM BANK) is a federal government agency that provides support for small business exporters by offering export credit insurance and working capital loan guarantees to fulfill export sales.  With export credit insurance, you can obtain financial due diligence on foreign buyers, agents and distributors, and because the insurance covers you against nonpayment by foreign buyers, you can offer credit terms up front and close the deal faster!

Chat with your local EXIM Bank Representative, Sandra Donzella, by clicking here: http://grow.exim.gov/sandra-donzella