For the first time, Norgenta brought together international experts from Japan, the USA and Europe at the BIO International Convention 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts, in order to discuss the future of marine biotechnology. The "Marine Biotech Meeting" took place on 18th June 2012 as part of the BIO International Convention. At the Life Science Nord stand in the German Pavilion, international representatives from the industrial and research sectors discussed future development and co-operation opportunities in the field of marine biotechnology. For many, it is already considered a promising area for sustainable economic growth with a wide range of potential applications, primarily in the fields of energy generation, cosmetics, healthcare and food production. Representatives of the different regions presented the status quo and the core areas of current development.
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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.
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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.
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- SUBMARINER Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event a Success!
- Public consultation on blue growth open until 11 May 2012
- "SUBMARINER and Green Growth" Workshop
- SUBMARINER to host algae cooperation event
- SUBMARINER Algae Cooperation Event a Success!
- SUBMARINER initiates cooperation with BSR aquaculture projects
- International cooperation and innovation to prioritise the marine sector
- Producing omega 3s with algae
- SUBMARINER announces Blue Biotechnology Cooperation Event
- SUBMARINER releases perspectives from 'Algae Cooperation Event'