The indices displayed on this map are a measure of the concentration of firms at the national level for a given emerging industry and indicator (selected in the left hand menu). The indices are location quotients and they compare, for the selected segment and emerging industry, the proportion of firms in the emerging industry in each country over the total number of firms for all emerging industries in the same country, to the proportion of firms in the emerging industry across Europe over the total number of firms in all emerging industries in Europe. Values below 1 indicate that the country has a lower concentration of firms for a given segment and emerging industry compared to the average concentration of firms for this emerging industry across Europe. Values above 1 indicate that the country has an above average concentration of firms for the segment.
Defining Maritime industries
Maritime industries comprise companies whose activities supply innovative products and services related to the traditional maritime sector. In general, maritime industries include all enterprises engaged in the business of designing, constructing, manufacturing, acquiring, operating, supplying, repairing and/or maintaining vessels, or component parts thereof: of managing and/or operating shipping lines, and customs brokerage services, shipyards, dry docks, marine railways, marine repair shops, shipping and freight forwarding services and similar enterprises. This emerging industry also includes a significant component of traditional oil and gas and renewable energy (particularly wind, but also marine turbines).
For further details, please see the maritime industries definition page in the methodologies section of the website.