SEA20 is a not-for-profit initiative that aims to connect Smart and Ecologically Ambitious maritime cities to facilitate the transition to a smarter and more sustainable global maritime ecosystem. This will be done through sharing best practices, workshops, analyses and insights. “Principles for a smarter and more sustainable global maritime ecosystem” will be published in the summer of 2020.
Current network members include Hamburg, Helsinki, Luleå, Vaasa, Rotterdam, Trieste, Genoa and the State of Washington. Other cities are in the process of joining.
The initiative is run by Nordic West Office, a global affairs consultancy and think tank based in Helsinki, and made possible by Wärtsilä, a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the maritime and energy market.
Joining the SEA20 global initiative:
Cities, ports, NGOs, academic institutions, organisations, experts and other interested stakeholders are welcome to join the initiative. There are two categories of members: cities and other stakeholders (“members of the network”). All interested parties are cordially invited to get in touch with us.
Cities are at the core of the initiative. Their representatives have a final say on SEA20 publications and other activities. Members of the network are invited to contribute and to participate in SEA20 events.
There are no joining fees or participation costs. SEA20 city representatives are asked to commit a little of their time and expertise to participate in network activities. Members of the wider network are also encouraged to become amplifiers of the need for change by sharing content across their networks.
“We are really proud of the work we have done so far, especially with engaging the various communities and stakeholders impacted by the maritime industry.
In Washington’s view, social acceptance from the entire community is essential if we are to create a shared vision.”
State of Washington
“Port of Luleå is the Arctic hub in the north of Sweden. With industries in mining and steel in our region, the port is critical for their export and profitability. The Port of Luleå will grow and develop over the coming years and this is crucial for the European transportation network.”
City of Luleå