The Submariner Network is looking for a highly motivated Master student to support its network secretariat team in tasks related to communication, marketing and/or market research for a part time student employment in Berlin.
As harvesting time is approaching for some of the six mussel farms participating in the Baltic Blue Growth Project, the partners came together to discuss progress and challenges in Korsør. Around 40 participants took part in the two-day meeting, during which the main talking points were the post-harvest process and how to create an economically sustainable business.
On 27th April 2017, a transnational workshop dealing with the use of structural funds for transnational cooperation was organised in Malmö (Sweden) in the framework of the Smart Blue Regions project.
Four blue biotechnology innovators are going to receive mentorship by partners of the Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance to advance their product development idea. This is the result of the #BalticBlueBioAlliance idea pitch held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 4 April 2017.
Baltic Blue Growth partners Orbicon and Musholm have published a summary report on the mussel growth in the Baltic Blue Growth project farm in the Danish Musholm Bay during 2016. “Predation by Eider ducks has considerably affected the mussel production at Musholm last year”, says Maren Lyngsgaard, biologist with Orbicon. The total estimated biomass at the Musholm site was only 0.2 – 3.7 tonnes per production unit, whereas up to 20–25 tonnes of mussels per production unit have been recorded at other Danish mussel farms using similar production systems.
A huge amount of activity is happening in the field of blue bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea
Region – both under the umbrella of the SUBMARINER Network and through independent
initiatives among its members and beyond. Following the launch of the SUBMARINER
Roadmap during the 1st SUBMARINER Conference in Gdańsk in September 2013, the 2nd
SUBMARINER Conference "Better Off Blue – Creating synergies for a bio-based society" will make the most of this activity.
It will take place in Berlin, Germany on 27–28 September 2017, so save the date!
The 4th Fish Congress took place in Sopot, Poland on the 30th and 31st March. Under the official patronage of the Polish Minister of Maritime Economy and Eurofish International, it is the annual fisheries industry management conference. The National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI) together with the West Pomeranian University of Technology were this year’s programme partners.
On 29th March, the University of Gdańsk held a professional training seminar entitled “Innovative Aquaculture”. The aim was to present opportunities for innovative aquaculture solutions across the South Baltic Region. The seminar was the first InnoAquaTech training session offered to external stakeholders such as practitioners, representatives of private enterprises, government agencies, industry associations, universities, research and industry institutes.
Spring has sprung and the project has started off 2017 with a chain of bi-lateral meetings between the project partners with discussions and agreements of cross-border collaboration across many of the work packages.
The 27-29th March were three hectic days as the first study visit to the K2 Fish Farm, the first professional meeting and the 2nd partner meeting took place. The project partners, SMEs and stakeholders were shown the warm hospitality of the University of Gdansk in Gdynia.