Expedition: Blue! Site Rendering
Expedition Blue Partner Portal
What – Submit your Town’s official site suggestions for an Expedition: Blue! Front Porch installation. Our first round of submissions was due September 13. But if you have a great idea, please submit as soon as possible.
The purpose of this project is to build awareness of the past, present and future of the Blue Economy, to connect the broad regional interests and offerings of Blue Economy sectors and to appeal to a wide audience such as educators, visitors, locals and areas of special interest.
This project will create a logical and linked geographic trail to highlight and educate on the diversity of the blue economy sectors including their history, prominence, operations, future opportunities, uniqueness, etc. The project will include hard installations or “front porches” of exhibits in each location of which at least the major part will contain the same information at each point with some level of customization depending on the highlighted topic or place. An online component will tie the network of installations together into one cohesive expedition.
For more a more detailed look at the Expedition Blue Project, please view this slide deck.
Our design team has presented a first look at the Expedition Blue installation options. Review them here.
A Little More Background…
- We want to understand the most appropriate sites with the most engaging stories that will tell how your town is engaged with the blue economy. This will assist the design team and the Blue Economy Foundation in selection and implementation of the most compelling group of 20 or so modular installations across the Cape, Islands and Southern Plymouth County.
- We anticipate all site selection and story collection will be complete by the end of 2019 and implementation of the sites will be complete during the summer of 2020.
- In addition, formal agreements will be signed with the final selected locations for maintenance and upkeep for the installations. Sites not chosen but interested in obtaining an installation will be able to coordinate purchase and agreements from non-SEC funding. In other words, we will make available the same modular designs, pricing and construction with a private-pay option. These agreements will help ensure a uniformly high standard of upkeep and engagement for years to come across the network of sites.
How to Submit
How – You can download the Site Selection worksheet. You will need one for each site you are submitting. Once the worksheet is complete, post your answers via the Site Selection form (one submission for each suggested site).
Need Help Facilitating Your Town’s Site Proposal Discussions?
Let’s set a date for your Expedition Blue workshop session to get you started on the path of selecting site candidates in your town. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is funded with a generous grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council. (Read the CC Chamber Press Release – Expedition Blue)