Let's kick off the new year with the latest news from the InnoAquaTech project. Whether taking care of catfish at a Danish zoo, introducing shrimp from the U.S. to a brand new RAS facility in Poland or attending conferences and matchmaking, our partners had a busy second half of 2017.
Please save the date for the international 2018 Biotechnology Conference "Blue Biotechnology in Baltic Sea Region – from Science to Business" to be held on August 22 -24, 2018 at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, Greifswald, Germany.
DEEP, a two-track, international challenge to protect and develop the Baltic Sea will gather students, entrepreneurs, and other innovators to solve a sustainability challenge: how to create sustainable business from the Baltic Sea. The challenge has now been launched and it will culminate in a weekend-long final at Allas Sea Pool in Helsinki on the 9–11 February 2018.
The list of diverse training opportunities in blue bioeconomy and biotechnology is now online.
In June 2017 a small scale RAS laboratory system for shrimp cultivation was installed at the laboratory of the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk, for the purpose of the InnoAquaTech project pilot 2 – “Farming shrimp in Poland: Increasing the potential of recirculating aquaculture systems”.
The SUBMARINER Network has identified mussel and macroalgae cultivation and harvest as possible routes to realising two of its visions for 2030: marine resources as a part of the Baltic Sea Region sustainable energy and biomass portfolio and maintaining the Baltic Sea Region’s natural capital. Mussel and algae cultivation not only alleviate eutrophication in the Baltic Sea by taking up nutrients, they are also excellent substitutes for human food and animal feed. Around the Baltic Sea, innovative projects are being implemented, where aquatic biomass play an important role in remediating eutrophication – both off and on land.
On 8th November 2017, in the Maritime Culture Centre in Gdańsk, Poland, an international seminar entitled “How Can Maritime Business Benefit from the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region?” was held. It was organized as part of “Let’s Communicate!” and “Smart Blue Regions” projects by “Pomorskie in the EU” Association, PA Ship and PA Safe of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).