Do you want to know where are the best spots for mussel farming in the Baltic Sea? What the environmental impacts of such a farm could be? Look no further, the BBG project has launched its Operational Decision Support System (ODSS) with a “plan your farm” feature.
It is estimated that globally 4.7 million to 12.7 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean annually from land. Marine litter significantly impacts the marine environment, its organisms as well as human beings. Which role can ecodesign play to reduce and prevent marine litter?
Half-way through the year we thought we would give you an update on the latest developments in our project InnoAquaTech as well as some exciting news from the aquaculture sector. Don't miss out on interesting articles on experimental shrimp farming in Lithuania, worms used in aquaponics or innovative aquaculture on Iceland.
In summer 2017, a small-scale RAS laboratory system, specifically designed for cultivation of whiteleg shrimps (Litopenaeus vannamei), was installed at the laboratory in the Institute of Oceanography, University of Gdansk. The trial looked at two versions of the RAS system: one equipped with a trickling filter and one with a moving bed filter.
The National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk made an archeological inspection in the region of Krynica Morska (Poland).
As production of farmed animals continues to grow, treating their effluents correctly becomes increasingly important. In many countries the nitrate load of soil and groundwater is already at a critical level or exceeds the official guideline values. The random distribution of manure as fertilizer accounts for large parts of this load.
Lithuanians are seeking to acquire the knowledge and technologies that will offer them greater competitiveness in the aquaculture industry and that will effectively employ the country’s existing geothermal resources. For that purpose, an experimental facility that has been designed for industrial shrimp farming started operating in Klaipėda in July 2018.
Smart Blue Regions will contribute to the further development of smart specialisation strategies by hosting an inspiring workshop “Smart societies – blue growth regions” during the Baltic Sea Subregional States Cooperation (BSSSC) Annual Conference, taking place on 11-12th September in Gdańsk. The main theme of the conference is “Solidarity, participation and smart action for a better future”.
How do divers perceive underwater landscape? A questionnaire developed by the University of Turku brought up some interesting answers.