The UNITED (multi-Use platforms and co-locatioN pilots boosting cost-effecTive, Eco-friendly and sustainable production in marine environments) project provides evidence by means of pilot demonstrators that the development of multi-use platforms or co-location of different activities in a marine and ocean space is a viable approach (economically, socially and environmentally) for European maritime industry and local ecosystems.
The seminar took place in Gdansk, Poland on June 13, 2019. Based on the work carried out in PA Bioeconomy and the PA Innovation flagship SUBMARINER Network, this interactive event presented an insight into the topics of youth and the bioeconomy in the BSR and brought over 60 participants together to discuss bioeconomy trends, tools and the youth perspective on how to develop a sustainable bioeconomy.
The European Commission (EC) releases a report offering scientific guidance to help meet the growing global demand for seaweed species now accepted as novel food.
There are parallel running Interreg projects related to seaweed in the Baltic Sea region such as CONTRA (Conversion of a Nuisance To a Resource and Asset) and COASTAL Biogas (solutions based on anaerobic digestion of cast seaweed to coastal regions to tackle eutrophication, contribute to the transition to a circular bio-economy and improve prosperity).
Blue Bio Value is a business accelerator program dedicated to the blue bioeconomy and it wants you to be a part of it. The company scales up marine biobased solutions to global market applications in different industries, resorting to science-based and biotech innovations, while helping to tackle important societal challenges. Apply for the 2nd edition of the Blue Bio Value, share your ideas to foster the transition to a global and sustainable blue bioeconomy while promoting a productive and healthy ocean.
New results show that mussel farms in the Baltic Sea can make a significant contribution to reducing eutrophication while supporting the circular economy and circular food production. In order to take mussel farming to the next step, further improvements to farm technology are required, larger farms must be implemented, and new knowledge is needed about how harvested mussels can be efficiently reintroduced back into the food system.
The Baltic Blue Growth project has been featured in a blog post written by PA Nutri (Sanni Turunen, Policy Area Nutri Coordinator). The post elaborates on how the project has implemented several pilot mussel farms in the Baltic Sea and explored under which biological and financial conditions mussel farming is possible. The full post is included below.
Check out the courses on Marine Natural Products developed by our partners at the Division of Marine Biotechnology, Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdańsk.
The main topic of this year's Forum is Circular and sharing economy as an answer to demographic changes and environmental challenges in the Baltic Sea Region.
ALLIANCE project has reached its next level, realized through ALLIANCE+, an extension project, which has just been approved by the Interreg Monitoring Committee, ensuring the continuation of blue biotechnology activities under the Interreg BSR funding umbrella.