Roadshow Outcomes: Oportunidades de la Economía Azul en el Atlántico


BAF2024, the III edition of the Atlantic Forum on the Blue Economy (in spanish only), was held in Baiona (Pontevedra) from March 13 to 15, 2024 at the Parador de Baiona, the reference meeting on the blue economy of the Atlantic basin. 

Co-organized by the Port of Vigo (Pillar I Coordinator) the event involved top-level speakers who talked about blue economy and the 5 sectors that are likely to be impacted the most by blue economy: marine renewable energies, tourism, fishing, aquaculture, and marine biotechnology. The forum, which gathered over 300 participants, was aimed at professionals, students and in general anyone interested in the opportunities that rivers, seas, and oceans offer us to live in a more sustainable world. 


The Roadshow organized by the Spanish National Hubs on the 14th of March in the evening poised as a meeting with main blue economy actors where it was possible to debate project proposal ideas, needs and guidance towards the best funding mechanisms currently available. A mind map gathering all their needs was created and further shared with participants. 

Main next steps:

  • Keep in contact with BAF organizers for helping them internationalize more the Forum.
  • Support project ideas that were raised both during the forum and roadshow.

Regional Actors that participated:

  • Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias
  • Fundación Traslatio
  • Puerto de Vigo
  • Mareira Bizi
  • Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias
  • Destino A Guarda
  • Clúster de Turismo de Galicia
  • ACSM
  • Bluscus Turismo Marinero
  • Blue Atlantic Forum
  • AGAN+
  • CINBIO. Universidade de Vigo
  • Ponle CARA Al Turismo