Thank you for the 10th SUBMARINER Network Members Assembly!
The SUBMARINER Network organised its 10th annual Members Assembly at the Secretariat in Berlin on 7 November 2019. We discussed our major achievements this past year, welcomed new members to the network and discussed the events and activities planned for 2019-2021.
Frederik van Deurs / CEO of Green Innovation Group A/S, treated the group to an inspiring presentation about 'Horizon Scan: Ocean Technologies for A Better World' - you can download the presentation here. Angela Schultz-Zehden, the Managing Director, gave a short introductory presentation and members of the network presented the past, on-going and planned activities with topic-wise presentations, for mussels, algae, aquaculture, biotechnology, multi-use and MSP, and marine litter.
The members discussed the biggest emerging topics within the Blue Bioeconomy and a big exercise was done to poll members' interests, making use of a paper matrix as well as through the use of sli.do. The Blue Platform project was introduced as a central mechanism for implementing the objectives of the network and the newly relaunched website was presented to all the members, with a renewed focus on the activity of mapping blue bioeconomy actors.
The network members were invited to join a tour of Germany's largest aquaponics facility, the ECF campus. To end the day on a high note, we joined EurOcean for a lovely dinner in the evening. We can't wait for next year!