South Baltic Blue growth index
One of tasks of South Baltic programme project "INTERMARE - internationalisation of maritime economy" is working out South Baltic region maritime marketing strategy. For this aim was applied EU Blue growth strategy approach and modified by Prof. Dr. Stasys Paulauskas Circular economy 3.0 methodology, which enabled to create Blue growth index and its Self-Assessment virtual tool in platform iSS. 100 experts assessed Blue growth state in Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden and Blue growth index was measured (picture).
Using virtual modelling methodology Virtualics, the Blue growth process was imagined as quality leap from Physical in 2010 till Smart in 2035 year (Figure 1). It’s optimistic, that expert’s personal priority growth rate is 0,60 and it is significantly higher comparing to assessments of SB country and maritime sector growth rates: 0,48 and 0,37. It shows, that experts give negative assessment of SB countries and maritime growth priorities. This made impact on this, that direct countries maritime sector growth rate 0,37 was lower as indirectly assessed SB region Blue growth index 0,40. Assessment of Blue growth index by maritime branches, activities and countries enabled to compose strategic targets for Blue growth towards 2030-2035 years, which will be used as aims for marketing strategy.