The sea

The sea, a factor in the Identity of CPLP Countries: Offshore fossil energy production; Exclusive Economic Zones; Continental platforms; Naval equipment.

By Observatory of the Portuguese Language

Offshore fossil energy production. (2017) by PwC LEME Circum-navigação: an integrated vision of the economy of the seaObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Offshore fossil energy production.

In 2017, the total offshore fossil energy (oil & gas) production of the total of the countries that make up the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries) was around 1,925 million Kbbl / d, which exceeds the largest producer in the world offshore oil and gas.

Exclusive Economic Zone (2019) by PwC LEME Circum-navigação: an integrated vision of the economy of the seaObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Exclusive Economic Zone

With a total area of Exclusive Economic Zone of around 7.9 million km2, the countries that form the CPLP have the fourth largest EEZ in the world. The sea is one of the identity elements of this community of countries.

All CPLP countries are coastal countries and three of the nine countries are archipelagos.

The weight of the Exclusive Economic Zone of each Member State to CPLP (2019) by PwC LEME Circum-navigação: an integrated vision of the economy of the seaObservatory of the Portuguese Language

The weight of the Exclusive Economic Zone of each Member State in the total EEZ of the countries that make up the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries.

Countries with the largest exclusive economic zones have the greatest potential to take advantage of the extraordinary value of the oceans.

It should be noted that most of the area of EEZ in CPLP countries is considered to be deep or very deep.

Continental platforms. (2014) by Miguel A. Lopes / LUSA - Portuguese News AgencyObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Continental platforms.

The oceans have always been one of the greatest natural resources for humanity.

In the past, initially for food, shipbuilding, transportation and defense; more recently for oil and gas, as well as for tourism; and now, and increasingly, for ‘blue’ biotechnology, robotics, minerals from the seabed and renewable energy.

In this context, more and more countries are asking the United Nations to extend their continental platforms.

The potential is as vast as the sea itself: more than 70% of the planet is covered by water and, so far, only 5% of the seabed has been analyzed and photographed.

Continental platforms: Portugal, a country on the way to 4 000 000 km2.

Heavy naval defense equipment (2019) by PwC LEME Circum-navigação: an integrated vision of the economy of the seaObservatory of the Portuguese Language

Heavy naval defense equipment
(Aircraft carrier + Frigate + Destroyers + Corvettes + Submarines).

Considering only the number of heavy naval defense equipment, due to the contribution of Brazil and Portugal, CPLP occupies the 12th position in the ranking of navies of war.

The weight of each of these 2 countries in the total CPLP is as follows:

Brazil: 56%

Portugal: 44%

The potential for tourism associated with the sea is very high in all CPLP countries.

Portugal is located between the second and third largest cruise markets in the world and has benefited from the increase in cruise tourism.

The potential for tourism associated with the sea is very high in all CPLP countries.

In the ranking of the best athletes in the world in terms of water sports, such as sailing and surfing, it is normal to find athletes from Brazil.

The potential for tourism associated with the sea is very high in all CPLP countries.

Cape Verde has invested in sea-related tourism.

The potential for tourism associated with the sea is very high in all CPLP countries.

São Tomé and Príncipe has invested in sea-related tourism.

The potential for tourism associated with the sea is very high in all CPLP countries.

Mozambique has invested in sea-related tourism.

Credits: Story

- PwC LEME Circum-navigation: an integrated view
of the sea economy / CPLP in the World

Author: Francisco Nuno Ramos, Observatory of the Portuguese Language

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