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SECOND EDITION OF THE SUBMARINER PROJECT NEWSLETTER

Our electronic newsletter is designed to keep you up to date on news related to the SUBMARINER project and to the sustainable use of Baltic marine resources including new developments, publications, conferences and cooperation events. The SUBMARINER newsletter is distributed every few months. If you wish to unsubscribe from our mailing list, please send an email to unsubscribe@submariner-project.eu.



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IMPRESSIONS FROM THE RECENT SUBMARINER ALGAE COOPERATION EVENT



coverThe Municipality of Trelleborg and SUBMARINER hosted an Algae Cooperation Event on the present and potential uses of algae, held on September 28th and 29th, 2011.

The event brought together distinguished experts and stakeholders from the Baltic Sea region and other parts of the world to showcase the state of the art in the fields of algae-related green energy, food production and other uses.

Over 150 participants joined in for two days of exciting presentations as well as a poster and exhibits session, a panel discussion with representatives from research institutions, public authorities and private companies and a study tour of Trelleborg's algae highlights. News coverage of the event, photos and download links for the speakers' presentations can be found here.

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submariner magazine: the Algae issue now available!



SUBMARINER is proud to share itcover2s first magazine publication, which presents the perspectives shared by the speakers during the recent Algae Cooperation Event in Trelleborg (September 2011).

The issue contains articles focused on the latest knowledge about algae harvesting for production of sustainable energy, discussions concerning the present and potential use of algae around the Baltic Sea region, with case studies from other parts of Europe as well as a series of articles delving into the topic of algae biofuels.

The magazine is also available in paper format. Please contact algae-event@submariner-project.eu if you wish to request a copy.


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SUBMARINER INITIATES COOPERATION WITH BSR AQUACULTURE PROJECTS


p1080491-3SUBMARINER has initiated cooperation with two new Baltic Sea region projects dealing with aquaculture:

AQUABEST (Innovative practices and technologies for developing sustainable aquaculture in the Baltic Sea Region), led by the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute in Finland.
AQUAFIMA (Integrating Aquaculture and Fisheries Management towards a sustainable regional development in the Baltic Sea Region), led by the Landgesellschaft Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH in Germany.

Representatives of the Lead Partners and project managers came together in October to discuss future steps for cooperation between all three projects in order to benefit as much as possible from each others activities.


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SAVE THE DATE: MAY 9-10, 2012 - SUBMARINER BLUE BIOTECH COOPERATION EVENT



bluebiotecheventThe Center for Marine Natural Products (KiWiZ) at IFM-GEOMAR and Norgenta North German Life Science Agency GmbH will host the SUBMARINER project’s Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event “New Strategies and Future Perspectives”. It will take place in Kiel, Germany on May 9th and 10th, 2012.

The event will focus on the exploration of the great biodiversity of marine organisms such as algae, invertebrates, bacteria and fungi, which offer promising potential for scientific research and biotechnological application towards high value products. Topics of the event will be bioactive compounds, enzymes and biopolymers from marine organisms usable as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and cosmetics as well as products for wellness, human care or industrial processes. Advanced scientific approaches, case studies of companies working in this field and strategies for promoting blue biotechnology will be presented.

Stay tuned on the SUBMARINER website for more detailed announcements.



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UPCOMING EVENTS



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European Biomass to Power - 11-12 April 2012 - London, UK

Intensifying the Utilisation of Biomass in Power Production

Join senior executives and experts from power producers, regulatory bodies, raw material providers and researchers as well as other influential contributors to the industry for two days of formal conference presentations, interactive panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities.

Key topics include: Policy & regulatory developments driving biomass use; National biomass to power insight: UK focus; Barriers to growth in the sector; Raw material availability & sustainability; Biomass storage & handling; Biomass technologies: conversion processes; Biomass power in the energy mix; Biomass power production: case study examples; Research & development in future biomass to power technologies.

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marineboard3rd Marine Board Forum - 18 April 2012, Brussels, Belgium

It is widely accepted that advanced technologies will be essential to successfully deliver Good Environmental Status (GES) in European marine waters and a truly sustainable management of our seas and oceans. “Transformative technologies” can go even further by changing the way people and societies undertake fundamental functions (maintain health, communicate, access energy and nutrition etc). The 3rd Marine Board Forum is designed to examine emerging or future “Blue Technologies”. In this case, blue technologies are those technologies which will either be used in, or drawn from, the seas and oceans and which should have the potential to make a transformational or step-changing contribution either to marine science itself or to society.

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European Algae Biomass - 25-26 April 2012, London, UK

Maximising Algae’s Business Potential Today for the Markets of Tomorrow...

Key areas of discussion include: European market insight; potential and future outlook for emerging markets; investment from an investor’s perspective; insight into the key aspects of environmental law & regulation that affect the operation of the industry; analysis of the current cultivation methods used focusing on cost, technology, efficiency and scalability; in-depth comparison of harvesting & oil extraction techniques; algae production case study examples; cutting-edge research & development activities; algae potential in CO2 sequestration & wastewater treatment; algae supply chain analysis and life cycle analysis of algae biofuel.

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bitCongress of Bioenergy - 25-28 April 2012 - Xi'an, China

This event will bring together industry leaders, professors, policy makers, investors and researchers to provide unique insights into evolving governmental policies, breakthrough technologies and investment strategies in this growing field. This event will focus on the use of renewable sources of energy as well as on co operations between China and the rest of the world through exhibitions and oral presentations by specialists in the field.

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european_biomassEuropean Biomass Conference & Exhibition - Milano, Italy - 18-22 June 2012

You are invited to join the EU BC&E 2012, 20th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, 18 - 22 June 2012 at the Milano Convention Centre in Milano, Italy. With this event, we will continue the biomass specialist's role as the leading technical platform covering all aspects of biomass from research to industry and markets. We also continue the industrial exhibition that brings biomass scientist and engineers together with the biomass industry.

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