SEA20 is a league of cities working under the common aim of rethinking the marine ecosystem. This will entail embracing digitalisation, and will result in the creation of innovative, smart and sustainable ways of doing business across our oceans.
The aim of SEA20 is to connect 20 smart and ecologically ambitious marine cities. So far, the global network has brought together Hamburg, Helsinki, Luleå, Vaasa, Rotterdam, Trieste and the State of Washington.
Follow the discussion on #AnOceanicAwakening and #SEA20. This is the best way to stay abreast of important events such as the first SEA20 High-level meeting, to be held in June 2019, and will also guarantee early access to our first major project: a Global analysis of the maritime industries, which will make essential reading for everyone who shares an interest in prosperous and healthy oceans and seas.
SEA20 is a not-for-profit initiative run by Nordic West Office, a global affairs consultancy and think tank based in Helsinki, Stockholm, Brussels and Washington DC.
The initiative is made possible by Wärtsilä, a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for marine and energy markets.
“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
”In the longer term – by the year 2100 – Rotterdam will be directly connected with London, operating with fully automated containers and systems that are adaptable to changes in water levels.”