Join the Åland Aquaculture Week and influence the future of the Baltic Sea Region‘s aquaculture! The event will offer a platform for cooperation and networking among different stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region‘s aquaculture industry, such as policy makers, feed manufacturers, fish and mussel farmers. Discussions will focus on ways towards a sustainable development of the region‘s future aquaculture. The Åland Aquaculture Week is a collaboration between the projects Aquabest and SUBMARINER.
Click here to read more about the event and to register.
SUBMARINER presented itself with an own stand in the Networking Village of this year's Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in Copenhagen on 18 and 19 June 2012.
Carla Montesi, director at DG Mare for the Baltic and North Sea, visited the stand and discussed possibilities of SUBMARINER to present its results in Brussels as a contribution to the Commission's Blue Growth initiative.
With a view to the upcoming revision of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, discussions with various stakeholders from around the Baltic Sea Region showed that a future SUBMARINER network could contribute a lot to the updated action plan which is expected to be ready by the end of 2012 / the beginning of 2013.
SUBMARINER is proud to annouce the release of its 12 page bulletin "Innovative marine uses at a glimpse". The publication gives a short overview on the possible innovative uses of Baltic marine resources that the project is currently disussing and analysing. Click here to download the bulletin as a PDF file.
In its upcoming compendium, SUBMARINER will publish a more detailed inventory of current and potential future marine uses and recommendations for the further promotion of beneficial uses. The compendium is expected to be published in fall 2012.
Within the SUBMARINER project, Klaipeda University Coastal Research and Planning Institute (CORPI) has developed a prototype for generating energy from waves. The linear generator – an essential part of the prototype – has now been awarded the first prize in the “engines” category in an innovation contest at the 2012 BALTTECHNIKA exhibition in Vilnius. The wave energy device prototype has been designed to meet the specific conditions of the Baltic Sea – occasional harsh storms and relatively low energy in a yearly run. The further development is concentrated on minimising the investment costs and maximising the generator’s efficiency.
Click here to read more and to watch a video about the wave generator.
More than 150 representatives of research institutions, private companies and public institutions in the field of Blue Biotechnology participated in our SUBMARINER Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event in Kiel, Germany on 9 and 10 May 2012. The event offered them a platform for networking and cooperation. It was hosted by the Centre for Marine Natural Products (KiWiZ) at GEOMAR and Norgenta North German Life Science Agency GmbH.
The commercial use of marine organisms holds enormous potential in a wide range of applications. This was shown by the presentations which did not only give country overviews from the Baltic Sea Region countries, but also highlighted specific research projects and commercial applications in the fields of genetics, food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. To further strengthen the Baltic Sea Region’s position in the field of Blue Biotechnology, the region should focus on aligning its strategies and formulating clear ambitions. This was one of the results of the concluding panel discussion.
Pictures and presentations from the Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event can now be found here. As a follow-up, SUBMARINER will also produce a Blue Biotechnology Magazine with summaries of the event and articles by the conference speakers.
- Public consultation on blue growth open until 11 May 2012
- SUBMARINER releases perspectives from 'Algae Cooperation Event'
- SUBMARINER announces Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event
- Producing omega 3s with algae
- International cooperation and innovation to prioritise the marine sector
- SUBMARINER initiates cooperation with BSR aquaculture projects
- SUBMARINER to host algae cooperation event
- SUBMARINER Algae Cooperation Event a Success!
- "SUBMARINER and Green Growth" Workshop