Adaptive governance creates blue growth in Finland

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BlueAdapt project will develop innovative means for supporting sustainable blue growth in food production, energy production and tourism.

We seek new societally impactful solutions and alternative development paths for sustainable transitions. We develop new practices for governance and means for regulation, which secure both the sustainability and resilience in water ecosystems, social and economic systems. Reaching these aims requires better use of ecological data on water ecosystems by developing novel ecological models to create predictive understanding of lake and coastal systems. Based on an in-depth understanding of societal, economic, legal and environmental linkages and dependencies, regulatory models will be developed to enable an effective response to new environmental information.

BlueAdapt project is funded by the Strategic Research Council of the Academy of Finland. The duration of the first half of the project is 2018-2021. The project is lead by the Finnish Environment Institute.

Modeling — Work Package 1

Anthropogenic pressures and impacts to aquatic ecosystems

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Experimentation & Innovation — Work Package 2

Promoting innovations and renewal of business models

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Control Methods — Work Package 3

Adaptivity of regulation and policy

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Recommendations — Work Package 4

Policy recommendations for Sustainable blue growth

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Our multidisciplinary group of researchers constitutes of researchers from the Arctic Centre of the Universty of Lapland, University of Helsinki, Demos Research Institute Oy, Finnish Meteorological Institute, University of Eastern Finland and Finnish Environment Institute.

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