Enhanced Blue Economy Collaboration across Alaska, Greenland and Northern Norway (ArcBlue)

Today, Arctic communities are finding novel ways of balancing food security, economic growth, and the protection of the aquatic environment. This is done through product development and improved utilization methods. However, the strength, focus and progress being made in the Arctic blue economy is uneven, with regions making important progress while others lag behind. Because of this, development of the Arctic blue economy faces diverse and variable challenges that vary from region to region. These include social, economic, logistical, and political obstacles.

The aim of the ArcBlue project is to contribute to both blue value creation and development of competence. It will promote both the exchange of knowledge and cooperation within the blue sectors of fisheries and aqua-/mariculture in the Arctic regions of North Norway, Alaska, and Greenland.

As such the project will develop a cooperation framework – the ArcBlue toolbox – to provide policymakers with 1) a comparable overview of the challenges and opportunities of the three cases under analysis and 2) recommendations to develop policies that profit both North Norway, Alaska and Greenland.

Project period: 2022-2024



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  • High North Center for Business and Governance, Nord University (coordinator)
  • Fridtjof Nansen Institute
  • Institute of the North
  • Arctic Economic Council (AEC)
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER)
  • Wilson Center
  • The Arctic Institute – Center for Circumpolar Security Studies
  • Cod Cluster
  • NCE Aquaculture
  • Nordic Atlantic Cooperation NORA
  • Alaska Ocean Cluster
  • Arctic Hub Greenland
  • Nuuk Maritime Network
  • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs