MARIBE is an 18 month project that is funded by the European Commission and is led by a consortium of 11 partners. MARIBE’s primary aim is to determine how best to unlock the potential of the off-shore economy (Blue Growth) in terms of sustainable growth and jobs. Blue Growth includes Marine Renewable Energy, Aquaculture, Biotech, Deep Sea Mining, and combinations by area and platform. Unlocking the potential of Blue Growth is at the heart of the Integrated Maritime Policy, the EU Innovation Union, and the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable growth. MARIBE links and cross-cuts with the Transatlantic Ocean Research Alliance and the Galway Statement by reviewing the three European basins (Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Baltic) as well as the Caribbean Basin.