Alaska Ocean Cluster


The Alaska Ocean Cluster promotes and grows Alaska’s ocean economy by leveraging existing strengths while supporting innovation and emerging opportunities to diversify our economy, for the benefit of Alaskans.

Globally, the ocean economy is expected to double to an estimated 3 trillion dollars by 2030, in a business-as-usual forecast. Alaska’s importance is undeniable, with the state producing 60% of the United States’ seafood and possessing well over half the nation’s coastline and potential ocean energy resources.

There are more than 50 blue growth initiatives underway around the world and clusters are the engines behind these economic development strategies. The cluster concept involves a coalition of private, public and academic stakeholders, forming around a base industry, and in the process, supporting both the industry and each other through economic transactions and circulated assets.

This program is:

Results Oriented – creating investable opportunities.

Cultivates Collaborative Partnerships – with private industry, academia, non-profits, and public entities who work together on shared outcomes.

Provides Stewardship – acting as the coordinating body for participating entities.

Ensures Inclusivity – our practices and decision-making processes are inclusive of multiple generations across different socio-economic and educational levels.

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