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June 25, 2020
World Oceans Day 2020

This year on World Oceans Day, For Blue teamed up with the WA Ocean Foundation to host a virtual summit that brought together a network of organisations and impassioned people to celebrate all things ocean. We presented five short sessions across the course of the day, covering topics that ranged from Ocean Health and Technology […]

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June 25, 2020
Wade Hughes - immersive appreciation of our oceans

From frigid waters of the arctic to the balmy tropics, Wade Hughes has dived in more than 25 countries.  Increasingly, over the past 15 years he has made the ocean his studio. As an underwater photographer, author, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and Member of the Explorers Club, Wade showcases the underwater world through […]

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April 8, 2020
The meaning of For Blue - conference paper

The abstract below was submitted for the 2021 Australian Marine Science Association conference. If you are interested to discuss this, please get in touch. Symposia Environmental Stewardship: Taking Positive Actions in Marine Social Ecological Systems Interdisciplinary Research to Underpin a Sustainable Anthropocene Our Future Ocean: Delivering to the UN Decade of Ocean Science Paper For […]

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April 2, 2020
Enabling a healthy Indian Ocean - Workshop

Our workshop proposal for the combined Australian Marine Science Association 2021 conference was accepted. Significantly it is the only workshop to be scheduled during the conference, rather than before or after. Our workshop topic strongly aligned with the conference scope and themes of "Marine Science in the Anthropocene". Below is the rationale for the workshop. […]

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December 20, 2019
Eight reasons to catch the Blue Economy wave

[This article first appeared in StartupNews] Should you look seriously at the opportunities thrown up by the blue economy? A new report suggests you should… If you are an entrepreneur, investor or generally thinking strategically about the future, I recommend you take a serious look outwards, towards the opportunities in the Blue Economy and Indian Ocean. How […]

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December 14, 2019
Release

Revealing the full potential of the Indian Ocean Blue Economy for WA 9th December 2019 [download this press release as a PDF] A new report, For Blue, sets a compelling vision for WA’s leaders and innovators in realising the full potential of our marine capabilities and international trade opportunities. In a first for WA, the full […]

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December 8, 2019
Reception

Since publication, and prior to public release, more than two dozen For Blue briefings have been provided to key stakeholders. These include representatives of foreign governments, boards of foundations, professional associations and heads of relevant departments in universities and interntaional agencies. Below is a sample of some responses to For Blue and the briefings: "For […]

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December 1, 2019
Observations - what do we see initially?

For Blue starts with observing some fundamental tensions in three dimensions of our oceans. These observations are fundamental and should be considered prior to diving into any or all of the nine propositions. The question here is: "Are these tensions healthy, or how could the be?" and what questions or options for actions come up as […]

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December 1, 2019
Outlook - where from and to?

This study is a product of a particular situation: time, timing, intention, methods, perspective and systems. Knowing these limitations will make it easier for you to appreciate, critique and contribute to what is presented.  Disclosing our perspective is also aligned with our ethics and wider intention, as doing so: enables easier propagation of specific ideas […]

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December 1, 2019
Acknowledgements

The report from Phase 1 of For Blue was produced by in collaboration, as per We Are Arising's ethos of: “enabling wholly what we can not separately, and yet must do effectively, to benefit humanity”. We acknowledge all that contributed. We acknowledge the team: Andrew Outhwaite (analysis, author), Rhys Stacker (editing), Justin Faulkner (designer) and Peta North (photography) contributed directly to report production. Will […]

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November 12, 2019
Meet the Innovator

On 6th November 2019 CORE hosted a "Meet the Innovator" session with Andrew Outhwaite interviewed by Ray Wills. In the interview we talked through the motivation and process as well as outcomes and reception of the For Blue report. This is the only public documentation of the thinking, positioning and approach to For Blue, and […]

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