During an inspiring workshop in Roskilde on October 5th, 2023, Dorothy Denkel and her research group from Bergen University, along with 6 representatives from WIN@Sea and our advisory board, went through all of the UN’s 169 sustainable development goals. The exercise aimed to identify the sustainable development goals that WIN@Sea addresses – one way or the other – and then examine how we can measure our efforts within each sub-goal.
WIN@Sea particularly addresses goals in the categories of Zero Hunger (2), Quality Education (4), Clean Water and Sanitation (6), Affordable and Clean Energy (7), Decent Work and Economic Growth (8), Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (9), Reduced Inequality (10), Responsible Consumption and Production (12) – as well as Climate Action (13) and Life Below Water (14). Within the last two categories, surprisingly, there are not many relevant indicators, which can make it less visible to what extent marine multi-use projects contribute to solving crises related to climate and the marine environment. The need for new, relevant indicators within important goals will be brought up by Dorothy and her group in the UN.
WIN@Sea is the Danish pilot case in the EU project OLAMUR, and both the German and Estonian pilot cases will soon go through the same exercise.