The importance of the blue economy is growing. A key element of this is the transition from fossil-based energy to greener alternatives such as offshore wind, marine renewables and other sources of energy. The ocean has been a source of food for millennia but newer, more innovative methods, of offshore cultivation are being developed and deployed. The engineering experience gained in offshore oil and gas industry is finding application in these examples of engineering for the blue economy. The trends are outlined together with the challenges faced by the engineering community.

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