The Networking Fridays: OECD's ongoing ocean economy measurement work

On May 7th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, Claire Jolly, Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will present this work, involving many ocean champions.

Sustainably managing the ocean requires reliable measures of the ocean’s contributions to society and the effects that human activities have on the marine environment. 

In that context, a new OECD paper on ocean economy measurement was just published by the OECD/STI Ocean Economy Group to support the development of better statistics to improve decision-making and ocean sustainability: A Blueprint for improved measurement of the international ocean economy: An exploration of satellite accounting for ocean economic activity.

This paper 
  • informs current international discussions on the measurement of ocean economic activities, complementing well ongoing efforts on ocean environmental accounting, 
  • summarises the extent to which the ocean is crucial to society, outlines national approaches to measuring ocean economies, 
  • establishes an OECD definition of ocean economic activities for statistical purposes, and 
  • introduces a plan to improve international ocean economy statistics through the pragmatic development of satellite accounts. 

By measuring the full range of ocean economic activities, this framework will improve evidence on ocean sustainability and lay the foundations for future ocean accounts that include economic-environmental linkages.

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The networking fridays
The Networking Fridays happen every Friday, always starting at 1 PM UTC. Great speakers, charismatic moderators, interactive discussions and thousands of proactive attendees coming from governments, academia, multilateral organizations, companies, entrepreneurship and civil society from more than 100 countries all over the world. Videos of past sessions are available on YouTube Channel.