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The Ocean – The Problem and the Solution

Floating offshore wind farm. Credit: Equinor - Hywind DEMO outside Karmøy
Floating offshore wind farm. Photo by Equinor - Hywind DEMO outside Karmøy

The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy has delivered a new scientific report to the UN recently, stating that opportunities in the oceans can be a big part of the solution concerning the cuts needed to reach global temperature goal.

The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy was established in 2018 and this week they published the report to the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in New York.

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The report is 116 pages long with a multitude of highlights - one of them being the statement that ocean wind alone has the potential to meet the world's electricity needs by 2050. Moreover, that "Ocean-based renewable energy production per date offers the greatest potential for delivering clean energy and reducing GHG emissions, with the expansion of floating wind and solar facilities being the frontiers".

Invited to Meet with Norwegian Representative

The Norwegian representative to the High Level Panel, Vidar Helgesen, former Minister of Climate and Environment in Norway, invited GCE Ocean Technology to a meeting in June, to present what our cluster can offer within ocean based renewable energy and low carbon solutions.

– Solutions from our partners and members regarding offshore wind, autonomous underwater drones and additive manufacturing, to mention some were presented for Helgesen, says Owe Hagesæther, CEO of GCE Ocean Technology. – The report from the High Level Panel shows that our cluster partners and members will have an important role to play when it comes to marine renewable energy, carbon storage in the seabed and low carbon solutions, Hagesæther concludes.

Contact Information

Kai Stoltz

Business Development Manager

Kai Stoltz

The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

A unique initiative of 14 serving heads of government committed to catalysing bold, pragmatic solutions for ocean health and wealth that support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build a better future for people and the planet.

By working with governments, experts and stakeholders from around the world, the High Level Panel aims to develop a roadmap for rapidly transitioning to a sustainable ocean economy, and to trigger, amplify and accelerate responsive action worldwide.