Making regenerative aquaculture work for everyone
COOL BLUE or “COmmunity Ocean farms and Local Business cLUstErs” contributes to the European Commission’s Mission Ocean by establishing networks of regenerative ocean farming (ROF) initiatives in three regions (Denmark: North Sea / Kattegat, Sweden: Kattegat / Baltic and Finland: Gulf of Bothnia). These networks will promote low-impact ocean farming and provide opportunities for young people, newcomers and commercial investment in the blue economy. Restoration and conservation of marine and coastal environments is at the core of COOL BLUE, which will enable the integration of activities and parallel projects into EU-wide ‘Blue Parks’. Overall, the COOL BLUE project aims to put people at the front and centre of ocean restoration efforts, building social acceptance while developing regenerative business models to ensure the economic longevity of those networks beyond the project lifetime. The COOL BLUE consortium comprises a cross-disciplinary team with expertise covering environmental monitoring, legislation, community-led local development (CLLD), social sciences, international project management, and business support.
COOL BLUE Nordic is a consortium of 12 project partners, including SUBMARINER Network’s members.
Frederick Bruce, Project Manager