Check out the GoJelly final conference presentations online
13. December 2021
The Horizon 2020 project Go Jelly is coming to an end this year and on 2. December 2021, Jamileh Javidpour from University of Southern Denmark, Lead Partner of GoJelly and their consortium partners came together for a final meeting to showcase the outcomes and products coming from the project.
Jellyfish are a novel and emerging blue biomass. Over 4 years of working together, GoJelly partners investigated and presented, how to source jellyfish through both fisheries and aquaculture, and they have also developed a jellyfish spotter application for citizens to help in spotting blooms and reporting to an online platform. GoJelly also investigated how to produce and market blue bioeconomy products like Jellyfish based cosmetics, foods for human consumption & nutraceuticals, plus agricultural and feed applications.
Furthermore, a novel technology, based on jellyfish mucus, has been developed and tested to filter micro- and nano-plastic from wastewater effluent, this capture technique can decrease release of microplastics to the environment.
Furthermore, a novel technology, based on jellyfish mucus, has been developed and tested to filter micro- and nano-plastic from wastewater effluent, this capture technique can decrease release of microplastics to the environment .
Finally, GoJelly developed some inspiring Ocean literacy activities for all ages with jellyfish, such as IT games, cookbooks, and children story books.
Sixteen excellent PowerPoint presentations and the IT game are available online at GoJelly project website: www.gojelly.eu
Among onsite participants and panel speakers, it was Mr. Maris Stulgis, policy officer on the Blue bioeconomy from the European Commission, where he first-hand learned about jellyfish potential and current status, and also…. tasted, together with other onsite participants, jellyfish delicacies from Italian chef Fabiano Viva. He outlined very good and diverse project results and invited the consortium to consider post-project life of GoJelly.
“This is just the beginning”, said Jamileh Javidpour, lead partner of GoJelly GoJelly, “Jellyfish research has not received enough attention in the past, despite its important role in the marine ecosystem functioning and services”.
The organising of the conference event was supported by s.Pro – sustainable projects GmbH.
“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 774499”.