Publiceringsdatum25 September 2024

Nordic conference on co-location of marine industries

The Swedish Board of Agriculture, together with Nordic innovation and the Rural Network, invites you to a Nordic conference on co‑location of marine industries 25‑26 September 2024.

The conference is held as a part of Sweden’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2024, in support of the Nordic Vision 2030 to be the most sustainable and integrated region in the world in 2030.


If the Nordics are to succeed with the green transition, we must boost the resilience of the ocean while harnessing more of its benefits. Conse­quently, the demand for marine spaces is continually rising, high­lighting the need for a more efficient utilization of marine spaces, while simul­taneously maxi­mizing environ­mental, social and economic benefits of marine activities. Focusing on offshore renewable energy, fisheries and aqua­culture, this conference will highlight the oppor­tunities and challenges that arise from the increasing demand for ocean space and how to enhance nature-positive solutions for co-location.

We will engage in discussions about the necessary conditions for enhancing co-location of various marine industries at sea. Invited experts will share insights from different Nordic perspectives based on current knowledge with the aim of contri­buting to tomorrow’s solutions and sparking innovation.

Participants will gain an under­standing of the state-of-play of industry plans and the legal framework for establishing operations. We will also explore international perspectives, both from a business and governance point of view, and a panel discussion featuring policy makers will shed light on the perspectives for Nordic cooperation.

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute through needs analysis and ideas about how we can collaborate to further develop solutions.

The conference is financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

Target group

The conference is aimed at policy makers, researchers, civil servants, civil society groups and marine entre­preneurs who want to increase their under­standing of the opportunities and challenges related to co-location and coexistence at sea.

Information och registration

Date: 25–26 September 2024

Place: St. Gertrud's Conference, Malmö

Agenda for the meeting

Day 1, 25 September

10:30 – 11:00 Registration

11:10 – 11:30 Opening statement

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch & networking

12:40 – 13:00 Keynote speaker

Keynote sessions

13:00 – 14:00 Co-location of Offshore wind, Aquaculture, Commercial fishing

Identified barriers, opportunities, limitations and needs for multi-use implementation.

14:00 – 14:30 Coffee break

14:30 – 15:30 Legal requirements for co-location

Legal requirements and aspects to be considered when facilitating co-location of marine industries.

Thematic discussions

The discussions aim to shed light on current and important issues for co-location. The discussion will be interactive and you will be able to contribute as well as ask questions to researchers, administrators, professionals and other experts.

15:30 – 16:30 Thematic discussion 1. Legal requirements

15:30 – 16:30 Thematic discussion 2. Co-location of Offshore wind, Aquaculture, Commercial fishing

16:40 – 17:00 Reflection on the day from the moderator + info about dinner

18:00 – 19:00 Networking session

19:00 – 22:00 Dinner

Day 2, 26 September

09:00 – 09:30 Introduction by moderator, short summary of day 1 and overview of day 2.

Keynote sessions

09:30 – 10:30 International outlook: Governance for multi-use

Governance to facilitate co-location of marine industries. Challenges for different stakeholders to be considered.

10.30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 International work: Business perspectives

Concrete examples of multi-use. Strategies to facilitate multi-use and collaboration.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch & networking

Thematic discussions

13:30 – 14:30 Thematic discussion 1: International outlook: Governance for multi-use

13:30 – 14:30 Thematic discussion 2: International work: Business perspectives

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00 Panel discussion

Nordic policymakers discuss new perspectives and collaboration for co-location.

16:00 – 16:10 Closing remarks

Register here at the latest 9 september

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