SUBMARINER Blue Platform Members' Assembly 2021


The SUBMARINERs gathered from 23rd-24th November for the 12th iteration of the annual Members' Assembly in Berlin under the Interreg BSR Blue Platform banner. 

Just before the emergence of the dreaded Omicron variant, SUBMARINERs managed to congregate in Berlin under 3G regulations, with over 30 members attending in person and another 10 online over the course of the two-day event. Despite a few technical hiccups along the way in an improvised hybrid event, participants took part in plenary sessions, workshops and a group dinner together to discuss the future direction of the Baltic blue economy.


 Tuesday 23rd November

The first day also saw a so-called "Speed Dating Tour" with 4 round tables discussing different topics - 2 rounds each 40 Minutes:


  • What are the activities / interests / research of network members? 
  • What are upcoming next issues within these fields?


  1. Ocean Literacy, Citizen Science, Education & Skills 
  2. Circular Economy / Valorization of Waste 
  3. Biodiversity Restoration, Ecosystem Services 
  4. MSP, MPAs, Multi-Use 
  5. Blue Food / Feed 
  6. Blue BioTechnology / Product Development
  7. Data & Environmental Monitoring
  8. Regional Strategies / Governance




Wednesday 24th November

The second day included a discussion on SUBMARINER company involvement actions and Project Development Workshops to crystalise stakeholder interests:

Company Involvement Actions:

  • Blue Growth Accelerator
  • SUBMARINER Catalogue

Topics to work on:

  • Agri / aqua collaborations
  • Microbiology / high-value compounds from marine biomass
  • Carbon capture & storage (CSS) / Compensation measures for ecosystem services
  • Valorisation of waste / Circular economy
  • ...and many more




SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

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DE–10827 Berlin



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