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.