For anyone in the blue biotechnology sphere, Helsinki is the place to be on 26–27 October this year! Don't miss the #BalticBlueBioAlliance matchmaking event organised by the Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance and hosted by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). The event will feature ample time for both organised matchmaking and informal networking, with expert speakers from across the sector adding their insights.
Co-locating different maritime activities – such as offshore wind parks and mariculture – in one place can generate environmental, spatial, economic as well as societal benefits. At the same time, the concept is also hampered by numerous real or 'perceived' barriers, such as regulatory, operational, environmental, health and safety, societal and legal aspects.
Swedish public service broadcaster SVT reports about the mussel farm in Östergötland's St. Anna archipelago and the mussel farming project Baltic Blue Growth in its regional news for East Sweden. Reporter Christian Zetterdahl joined the project partners during their field trip to one of the six farms that form the basis for the three-year project.
Prof. Deniz Tasdemir – director of GEOMAR Biotech – has been awarded the Waters Award for Excellence in Natural Products Innovation. GEOMAR is both a founding member of the SUBMARINER Network and the lead partner of the project Baltic Blue Biotechnology Alliance. Prof. Tasdemir was given the award in recognition of her collective body of research in the field of natural products innovation, where she is an internationally recognised expert.
The European Commission has announced the finalists for the Blue Economy Business Awards 2016 - and the SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG has landed a double nomination! In recognition of its contribution to developing innovation in the sector, the network is nominated as Blue Economy Business of the Year, along with two other finalists.
Can mussel farming improve the Baltic Sea's water quality and at the same time create new business models for animal feed production? The project Baltic Blue Growth will try to answer this question by advancing mussel farming in the Baltic Sea from experimental to full scale. It has now officially started with a kick-off meeting in Linköping, Sweden on 21-22 June 2016.