The second large-scale SUBMARINER conference will take place in Berlin, Germany on 27–28 September 2017. It aims to identify the most promising actions for real progress towards a blue bioeconomy and bio-based society in the Baltic Sea Region. To this end, it will bring together and create synergies between the work of policy makers and representatives of businesses and research institutions. Along a range of cross-cutting topics, the event will showcase advances made in the current Submariner Network projects and other initiatives from all parts of the Baltic Sea Region.
Baltic Blue Growth has set up six demonstration mussel farms at different shores of the Baltic Sea to study the preconditions for commercial mussel cultivation at different sites and with different techniques. In each region with a project mussel farm, Baltic Blue Growth partners have now set up regional stakeholder groups, which will meet regularly over the coming years to accompany the mussel farming activities at the given location, discuss advances, challenges and perspectives for its further development.
The Smart Blue Regions project, the Regional Council of Southwest Finland as well as the City of Turku organised a stakeholder event on 1st February 2017 in Turku (Southwest Finland) dedicated to regional key actors on blue growth. Some 70 participants from the public sector, universities and companies took part to the “Sea Day of Southwest Finland”.
Come and join the #BalticBlueBioAlliance – our experts will help you take your blue biotechnology idea to the next level! The Baltic Sea Region's leading marine and biotechnology institutes have joined together and are opening their doors to you: labs, brains, resources, expertise and facilities are at your disposal.
The Horizon 2020 funded project MUSES (Multi-Uses in European Seas) is the latest SUBMARINER Network project to be launched. The kick-off meeting took place in Brussels on 13-14 December and brought together the project consortium of 10 European partners, led by Marine Scotland.
Watch the launch of the mussel farm in Byxelkrok in the Swedish Kalmarsound in June 2016! The farm is one of six mussel farms that form the basis of the Baltic Blue Growth project. Placed at the northern inlet of the Swedish Kalmarsund, it uses a submerged net-farm production system designed to withstand ice and offshore conditions.
The first newsletter of InnoAquaTech has just been published! The first project meeting took place in October in Rostock (Germany) and was used to discuss how to get the best out of the project and how to strengthen the outreach to companies in relevant value chain sectors. A first possibility to communicate the project was found a few weeks later when the University of Rostock hosted the project poster and presentation from their stand at the EuroTier Trade Fair, where more than 163.000 visitors attended.
Anna Kaczorowska from the University of Gdańsk represented the SUBMARINER Network and our Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance on the EurOcean conference “Facilitating Transnational Usage of Europe´s Marine Research Infrastructure”.