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AQUA-LIT Project: preventive measures for averting the discarding of litter in the marine environment from the aquaculture industry

AQUA-LIT Project: preventive measures for averting the discarding of litter in the marine environment from the aquaculture industry

2019 will see s.Pro Sustainable projects GmbH (the founding and managing partner of the SUBMARINER network) working together with 6 partners from Hungary, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, and France on a new project, AQUA-LIT, aiming to combat marine litter resulting from aquaculture activities.

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s.Pro for UBA: A new study will examine the assessment of the EU legislative proposal on single-use plastics and fishing gear

s.Pro for UBA: A new study will examine the assessment of the EU legislative proposal on single-use plastics and fishing gear

The first legislative proposal presented in the framework of the EU Plastics Strategy, ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment” (COM(2018) 340 final), addresses the top 10 litter items most commonly found as waste on European beaches as part of drift line monitoring for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC).

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Meet the Farmer: Jens from Kalmarsund

Meet the Farmer: Jens from Kalmarsund

As mussel farmers are an integral part of the Baltic Blue Growth project, the new online section Mussel community will introduce a selection of farmers in detail, describing their personal motives for managing a mussel farm. The Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm in Kalmarsund, Sweden uses a submerged net-farm production system which has been designed to withstand ice and offshore conditions.

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Meet the farmer: Urmas Pau

Meet the farmer: Urmas Pau

As mussel farmers are an integral part of the Baltic Blue Growth project, the new online section Mussel community will introduce a selection of farmers in more in detail, describing their personal motives for managing a mussel farm. The Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm on Vormsi Island in Estonia is the easternmost farm within the project. It is cultivating mussels in the same area as red algae.

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Check out the unique Master’s Programme in Sea and Society starting 2019

Check out the unique Master’s Programme in Sea and Society starting 2019

Are you looking for an exciting Master's degree with a focus on sustainability of the oceans and new solutions? The University of Gothenburg launches a unique interdisciplinary Master's Programme in Sea and Society preparing for a broad marine career. It is open to everyone with a Bachelor’s degree. No fees for EU citizens.

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InnoAquaTech Study Visit to Belgium – a breath of fresh air for European aquaculture

InnoAquaTech Study Visit to Belgium – a breath of fresh air for European aquaculture

Almost 20 participants from the South Baltic Region got in touch with innovative approaches of the Flemish aquaculture sector and learned about new species that are to date rarely found in Europe.

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Interview with Dr. Tim Staufenberger

Interview with Dr. Tim Staufenberger

As mussel farmers are an integral part of the Baltic Blue Growth project, the new online section Mussel community will introduce a selection of farmers in more in detail, describing their personal motives for managing a mussel farm. The Baltic Blue Growth mussel farm in the Kiel Bay is an extension to the existing farm producing mussel for human consumption.

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Register for the conference ”The role of regions in fostering blue growth”!

Register for the conference ”The role of regions in fostering blue growth”!

The registration for the conference “The role of regions in fostering blue growth” - Smart Blue Regions’ final conference - is now open! Click here to register

The conference will take place in Berlin on the 22nd of January. It will build upon the results of several transnational projects, most of them Submariner Network ones, that all aim to foster blue growth – from regions and for regions in the Baltic Sea. 

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EU Atlas of the Seas - Map of algae-producing facilities

EU Atlas of the Seas - Map of algae-producing facilities

The European Commission's 'map of the month' presents all algae-producing facilities in Europe, covering both micro- as well as macro-algae.

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Advancing the Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea: the Blue Platform Project

Advancing the Bioeconomy in the Baltic Sea: the Blue Platform Project

The kick-off event of the new Blue Platform project took place in Helsinki on 5-6 November. Blue Platform will increase awareness of existing Blue Bioeconomy knowledge in the Baltic, and focuses on streamlining activities both now and in the future. 

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