Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation
Saba’s traditional activities are agriculture, fishing, shipping and sailing and the export of Saba lace. The growth areas are eco tourism (hiking, scuba diving and rock climbing) and the Saba University School of Medicine. Key opportunities for innovation
- Eco tourism enhancement: Adventure tours; High-speed ferry Saba – Statia – Sint Maarten; High speed ferry for cruise ship passengers
- Fisheries and agri/horticulture: Fish aggregation devices to attract more pelagic fish; Revitalise horticulture of vegetables; Research on fish and lobster stocks on Sababank
- Energy and water: Grid renewal (smart); assessment and realisation of solar and wind energy; assessment of geo-thermal energy (Saba); rain water collection “cisterns”(Saba).