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Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation

The most important economic activity is offered by Statia Oil Terminals, an oil trans shipment facility with a capacity of 13 million barrels. In addition, the island has a tourism industry, mainly diving. Key opportunities for innovation
  • NuStar Energy’s proposal for extending the oil terminal, and related industries
  • Heritage and history tourism
  • Medical education/ related medical innovative industries
  • Agriculture, horticulture, and fishery.

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Member state: Netherlands
Surface (km2): 31
EEZ (km2): 12 169
Population (2013): 3 900
Capital: Oranjestad
Languages: Dutch, English
GDP per capita (€ – 2012): 22 530
Main economic sectors: Tourism, Oil terminal
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    Great interest of the local participants and significant experience of the expert Christian Harel made workshop in Sint Eustatius very intensive and successful. Follow up of this workshop is coming. Water collection must be considered as the main problem to be solved, for the already existing greenhouses as well as the pilot greenhouse project. The […]    Read More
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  • Innovation News

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  • Reports

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