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Table 1 The six main categories of maritime economic uses and the 25 economic functions as identified in the Blue Growth project

From: Scenarios for selected maritime economic functions

Maritime monitoring and surveillance Food, nutrition, health and ecosystem services Energy and raw materials Leisure, working and living Coastal protection Maritime transport and shipbuilding
Environmental monitoring Blue biotechnology Offshore oil and gas Coastal tourism Protection against flooding and erosion Short sea shipping
Maritime security Marine aquatic products Offshore wind Cruise tourism Preventing salt water intrusion Deep sea shipping
  Catching fish for human consumption Ocean renewable energy Working Protection of habitats Passenger ferry services
  Catching fish for animal feeding Marine mineral mining Living   Inland waterway transport
  Agriculture on saline soils Carbon capture and storage    
   Aggregate mining    
   Desalination    
  1. The 12 functions in bold were worked out in more detail in the study