The naval and maritime economy in the Sud region: working together for a sustainable Mediterranean!
Due to its expansive coastline and its central position in relation to France, Europe, and the world, the region has long been a leading maritime territory. This seafaring history means there is exceptional maritime and marine expertise and a solid economic foundation for the naval industry. These factors place the country and the region at the forefront of the global maritime sector. Today, the Blue Economy aims to:
- support marine-related economic activities that are sustainable and meet market needs to benefit the men and women of our territories.
- develop cutting-edge technologies and new applications so that the regional maritime sector maintains its competitive edge.
- make our region a benchmark for sustainable and harmonious economic development to strengthen our position on the international markets.
The Blue Economy is one of eight regional sectors of excellence that are part of the Operations of Interest to the Region (O.I.R.) strategic sector program. The Blue Economy program is structured around four main areas of development:
- repair, refit, construction, deconstruction: strengthening regional leadership on the international market by continuing to outperform global growth.
- underwater activities: become one of the world’s top two locations for the development of underwater technologies.
- smart port: using the cutting-edge technology being implemented at the Port of Marseille Fos as a roadmap to transform the entire territory into a world leader in smart ports.
- water sports: maintain the region’s position as a national and Mediterranean leader in water sports tourism.
These missions are focused on a selection of priority markets: defense, safety, and security • yachting • water sports • underwater robotics • floating offshore wind turbines • maritime transport • port logistics