Blue Economy & Maritime Affairs

The Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs theme explores the sustainable utilization of ocean resources and the promotion of maritime activities for economic growth, environmental protection, and social development. With the world’s oceans playing a crucial role in supporting life on Earth, this theme highlights the importance of harnessing the potential of marine ecosystems in a responsible and inclusive manner.

Key Focus Areas:

1. Sustainable Fisheries Management: Addressing challenges in fisheries management, promoting sustainable fishing practices, and conserving marine biodiversity.

2. Marine Renewable Energy: Exploring opportunities in harnessing renewable energy sources such as wave, tidal, and offshore wind energy to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

3. Coastal Tourism and Recreation: Examining strategies for sustainable coastal tourism development while preserving marine habitats and cultural heritage.

4. Ocean Pollution and Conservation: Addressing marine pollution, plastic waste management, and initiatives for marine conservation and ecosystem restoration.

5. Maritime Trade and Transportation: Analyzing trends in maritime trade, port infrastructure development, and promoting efficient and sustainable maritime transportation systems.

6. Blue Biotechnology and Innovation: Exploring the potential of marine biotechnology for drug discovery, bioremediation, and sustainable aquaculture practices.

7. Governance and Policy: Assessing legal frameworks, international agreements, and governance structures for promoting sustainable ocean management and maritime affairs.


  • To foster interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among researchers, policymakers, industry professionals, and civil society organizations.
  • To showcase innovative research, best practices, and successful case studies in blue economy and maritime affairs.
  • To identify challenges, opportunities, and policy recommendations for achieving sustainable ocean management and maritime development.
  • To promote knowledge exchange and capacity-building initiatives to support sustainable practices in the blue economy sector.

Call for Papers and Participation:

Researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders are invited to submit abstracts and participate in the conference sessions, workshops, and panel discussions. We welcome contributions that address the conference theme and key focus areas, including but not limited to:

  • Original research papers
  • Case studies and best practice examples
  • Policy analyses and recommendations
  • Technological innovations and solutions
  • Community-based initiatives and stakeholder engagement approaches

Abstract submissions should clearly outline the objectives, methodology, results, and conclusions of the proposed paper or presentation. Authors are encouraged to submit contributions that offer practical insights, theoretical frameworks, and actionable recommendations for advancing sustainable ocean management and maritime affairs.

Join us in exploring the challenges and opportunities in the Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs domain, and together, let us chart a course towards a more sustainable and prosperous future for our oceans and coastal communities.