Expedition Blue: Waypoints
Expedition Blue builds 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.
The Waypoints endeavor creates 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. Waypoints includes installations 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. A mobile responsive website will allow Waypoint visitors to enrich their experience to learn more about the Blue Economy stories of the location and explore further.
Each site will be unique with a particular blue economy focus (either a sector and a work topic) which will tie it back to the Cape Cod Blue Economy Action Plan. Thanks to a generous grant from the Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council, development of the project is under way.
Ten towns in the Cape and Islands region are participating in Expedition Blue: Waypoints, including Provincetown, Chatham, Brewster, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Sandwich, Falmouth, Bourne, Tisbury (on Martha’s Vineyard) and Nantucket.
The project is current out to bid – interested parties may explore the bid details on the Barnstable County bid portal. Bids are due by October 23.
Press release, May 20, 2020: Towns advance Expedition Blue participation
Read about Expedition Blue in the Barnstable Patriot’s article: Hyannis Harbor to be part of 2021 Blue Economy exhibition