Being the leading Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean 

For Blue started with research summarised the Phase 1 Report which presents a range of propositions that define opportunities for Western Australia in the Indian Ocean. These nine 'propositions' are areas of focus or potential industry clusters where WA has unique assets and advantages.

This intention behind the research and now For Blue as a company is to align our immediate actions with decadal visions, generating benefits for centuries, and growing humans' and the oceans' potential, together, forever.

Practically and proximately, we need a strategy so we engaged with more than one hundred and twenty people from leading institutions to develop a Prospectus entitled 'Facing our Future'.

The Prospectus outlines a vision and five areas of investment to advance the vision of WA as a leading Blue Economy, adding $25 billion to Gross State Product and creating 50,000 more jobs by 2030.


The opportunities described in the report are relevant to audiences who are willing to act immediately, looking internationally, and thinking strategically. 

The report starts with observations from the interacting domains of human conceptions and relations, oceanographic and ecological systems, and industrial and economic activities. Observing the dynamics and effects within each of those domains identified conflicts, unresolved tensions, gaps, and inviting opportunities. Interviews, research, analysis and inquiry resulted in a range of relevant, significant and important propositions.

Nine propositions are presented in this report along with the observations that gave rise to them, actions to advance them, and examples of inspiring initiatives. Common themes across the propositions include: finding our opportunities in others' challenges, growing new industries from existing world-class capabilities, and intending that we, others, and our oceans all benefit from their enaction.

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  • For Blue_report


In 2020 a Prospectus entitled "Facing our Future" was developed to present a vision, focus and actions to advance WA as a leader in the Indian Ocean in the next decade.

The Prospectus is based on the For Blue Report and engagement with more than one hundred and twenty people from leading institutions.
The Prospectus summarises the current global ocean situation, WA's unique opportunities, nine focus areas and five 'elements': integrated initiatives that can realise the vision.

The initiatives are practical, necessary to realise the vision, based on precedents, and offer good return on investment.
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  • Facing our Future Prospectus
  • Five Elements


Each area of opportunity or 'proposition' identified in the For Blue report could become a 'cluster' of aggregated community, industry, academic and government activity.

In each cluster Western Australian institution have strong local capability and clear, accessible opportunities to work with partners and customers across the Indian Ocean.

You can explore each of the clusters with a summary description, inspirational examples of existing initiatives, and further activities to realise the opportunities.

Explore the Clusters
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