Saba

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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).

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17.910461, -63.231812
SabaSaba Island, Saba, Isole BES (Directions)

About

Member state: Netherlands
Surface (km2): 13
EEZ (km2): 12 169
Population (2013): 1 991
Capital: The Bottom
Languages: Dutch, English
GDP per capita (€ – 2012): 18 700
Main economic sectors: Ecotourism (diving and hiking), Medical school, Fishery
Government website: www.sabagov.com

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  • Opening of diesel station on Saba and solar plant on St. Eustatius

      The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs was given the honour to officially open two great energy projects. On August 29th he cut the ribbon at the new diesel station on Saba, together with the widow of Elmer Lindsey, founder of the Saba Electric Company, and whom the station is named after. This station is 16% […]    Read More
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  • Regional Innovation Workshop in Sint Maarten, 5-7 October

    Caribbean regional workshop will take place 5-7 October 2015 at Sint Maarten. The main aim of the activity is to improve OCTs and OCTA’s capacities and ensure better exchange of experience and expertise in Innovation by gathering the IMs and other relevant stakeholders in regional workshops and a project conference, which would contribute to facilitate […]    Read More
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  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba and Dutch government embrace development plans

    Press Release March 14th, 2013   Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba and Dutch Government embrace development plans   The Hague – Ministries in the Dutch Government have reacted positively to development plans drawn up by the public entities of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba. The Dutch Government has the ambition, together with the islands, to remove […]    Read More
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  • Bonaire, Saba and Statia develop five-year nature policy plan

    The territories of the Dutch Caribbean recently met to develop a five-year nature policy: On October 13th the first workshop for the formulation of a Nature Policy Plan for the Dutch Caribbean [was] held in Bonaire. The main stakeholders of Saba, Sint Eustatius and Bonaire in the area of nature conservation and protection [came] together […]    Read More
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