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Networking Friday with Claire Jolly (OECD)

On May 7th, 2021, 1-2 PM UTC, Claire Jolly, Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), presented OECD’s ongoing ocean economy measurement work, involving many ocean champions. The moderator was Conceição Santos, Deputy Director of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Maritime Policy (DGPM).

Sustainably managing the ocean requires reliable measures of the ocean’s contributions to society and the effects that human activities have on the marine environment. In that context, a new OECD paper on ocean economy measurement was just published by the OECD/STI Ocean Economy Group to support the development of better statistics to improve decision-making and ocean sustainability: A Blueprint for improved measurement of the international ocean economy: An exploration of satellite accounting for ocean economic activity.

This paper informs current international discussions on the measurement of ocean economic activities, complementing well ongoing efforts on ocean environmental accounting. It summarises the extent to which the ocean is crucial to society, outlines national approaches to measuring ocean economies, establishes an OECD definition of ocean economic activities for statistical purposes, and introduces a plan to improve international ocean economy statistics through the pragmatic development of satellite accounts. By measuring the full range of ocean economic activities, this framework will improve evidence on ocean sustainability and lay the foundations for future ocean accounts that include economic-environmental linkages.


Claire Jolly

Claire Jolly

Claire is Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). She is in charge of the OECD research and analysis on the economics and innovation dimensions of two important frontier domains: the ocean and the space environment. Many economic activities, as well as much science and innovation, are linked to the exploration and sustainable uses of the ocean and of the space environment. Claire Jolly has over twenty years of experience in business and policy analysis, supporting decision-making and strategic planning in public and private organisations in Europe and North America. She joined the OECD in 2003. She had authored and contributed to over fifty publications (books, reports, articles) focussing on the evolution and economic impacts of science- and technology-intensive sectors. Her background is in international economics (Univ. Versailles, Cornell University), engineering with a special interest in the space sector (ENSTA, Paris; ISU in Strasbourg). She is also an alumna of the French Institute for Higher National Defence Studies in Paris (IHEDN) and of the Singularity University in Santa Clara, US.


Conceição Santos

Deputy Director of the Portuguese Directorate-General for Maritime Policy (DGPM).

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