The High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy (Ocean Panel) Blue Papers explore pressing challenges at the nexus of the ocean and the economy, providing thematic deep dives into a range of topics and offering a robust knowledge base to inform a new ocean report and the Ocean Panel’s action agenda.

This Blue Paper, ‘National Accounting for the Ocean and Ocean Economy’, highlights the opportunity for incorporating ocean accounts into national accounting frameworks and the data and technology already available at our fingertips to do so.

The wealth of oceans: New research shines a light on ocean accounting - World Ocean Initiative
The development of ocean accounts provides an unprecedented opportunity to showcase the value of the ocean and with it the prospect of long-term sustainability.
Without the Ocean, National Accounts Are Incomplete
Ocean accounts operate as a sustainable development scorecard, capturing the long-term health and wealth of a country’s ocean economy.