Gender in Nordic Blue Economies

Initial networking results and future academic research


The Sisters in the Arctic Blue (SAB) network aims in their first report, the Gender in Nordic Blue Economies: initial networking results and future academic research, to develop gender dimensions for Nordic Blue Economies. The SAB report shows that there is a clear need for Nordic countries to focus on gender issues in Blue Economy agendas, especially beyond a traditional focus on fisheries. There are opportunities to learn from individual country contexts where gender research has been more rich and active, e.g., Norway and Iceland, and a pressing lack to strengthen gender research in e.g., Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. Consequently, since the Blue Economy highlights the great potential of an ocean economy that boosts employment, gender research in blue sectors needs to be increased and receive sustained support to ensure inclusiveness and equality across Nordic and Arctic regions.