Research Program

RP5 Sustainable Offshore Developments (SOD) Program

Project Leader

Charles Sampford, Griffith University

Project ID



As industries move further offshore the Blue Economy can deliver many benefits. But ethical concerns about its operations can threaten its social licence to operate. To ensure their legitimacy, Blue Economy industries need to consider, prioritise and implement the values justifying their operations to the communities in which they operate.

Helping fill this need, and in collaboration with other CRC projects, this project will produce a world-first account of the ethical values at stake in the Blue Economy. It will provide key outputs that help industry partners inform funders, Boards and communities to secure the social licence to operate in new environments.

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Project Participants


36 months