The BERMUDA OCEAN PROSPERITY PROGRAMME is a partnership between the Government of Bermuda, the Waitt Institute, and Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS).
BOPP is a community-driven programme to foster the sustainable, profitable, and enjoyable use of ocean resources.
Responsibly develop Bermuda’s Blue Economy in order to diversify national revenue via the coordinated management of Bermuda’s blue assets, including both marine resources and ocean-related industries.
Marine spatial planning is a science-backed and stakeholder-driven process to manage ocean space to reduce user conflict, support a thriving blue economy, and prioritise human health and well-being. A Marine Spatial Plan outlines the rules for the sustainable use and development of Bermuda’s marine environment, thereby maximising Bermuda’s ability to manage, and benefit from, its most valuable asset.
Improve fisheries management, where appropriate, and partner with stakeholders to support Bermuda’s fisheries goals through consultations, scientific research, and economic analyses.
GOVERNANCE & WORK PLANNING
PLANNING & LEGAL DEVELOPMENT
MOU is signed between the Government of Bermuda, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and Waitt Institute.
Virtual public launch event is held to kick off the stakeholder engagement process.
BOPP team completed the Ocean Use Survey to gather information on how Bermudians use and value their ocean space.
State of Bermuda's Waters Report is published.
Blue Prosperity Plan is submitted to Cabinet.
Blue Prosperity Plan will go to public consultation in the fall.