This report is based on the results of the BlueBoatsMed project, a “Start-up Action” of the BLUEMED initiative. The project brings together Mediterranean stakeholders with complementary expertise in the cruising and yachting sectors to:

  • analyse the prospects for further and sustainable development of both sectors,
  • find an agreement on the main environmental and societal challenges related to the expected development of these two sectors
  • identify promising innovations capable of addressing such challenges, and the conditions necessary for their use and widespread application, and
  • help define guidelines for a Mediterranean transition towards sustainable cruising and yachting sectors.

In total, 25 experts have gone through these four points in four brainstorming meetings (webinar in April 2019, face-to-face meeting in Genoa, Italy, in June 2019, face-to-face meeting in Marseille, France, in November 2019, webinar in October 2020). The results of these discussions are presented in this outlook report.

The report is available in French, Italian and English:

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MED2050 platform

In 2017, the parties to the Barcelona Convention mandated Plan Bleu to launch a new prospective study on the environment and development in the Mediterranean by 2050. MED 2050 is an ambitious foresight exercise, designed as an original science-policy interface, intended to mobilise decision-makers and stakeholders from the South and the North by going beyond geographic and institutional borders.

The MED 2050’s objectives are to confront several possible visions of the future of the Mediterranean by 2050 (with an intermediate stage in 2030) and co-construct solid and realistic transition paths towards common objectives.

The MED 2050 prospective network brings together thematic experts in foresight, regional players and decision-makers at different scales and members of civil society from the three Mediterranean shores.