25.11.2020
BluePlatform workshop: "Innovative Technologies in Aquaculture”

     

As part of the BluePlatform project The University of Gdansk together with the SUBMARINER Network organised a workshop on the topic of Innovative technologies in Aquaculture on the 17th of November 2020. The aim of the workshop was to showcase new trends in innovative aquaculture, with the focus on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, algae and aquaponics, and to support the development of more innovative technologies across the Baltic Sea Region.

The event was directed to entrepreneurs, students, local authorities, researchers and specialists interested in innovative technologies in aquaculture, the state-of-play in the Baltic Sea region and global trends, as well as highlighting local opportunities and common challenges. Over twenty speakers and more than seventy participants  took part in the event, including SMEs working in aquaculture, consulting and R&D stakeholders, representatives of Baltic aquaculture authorities, university and research institute representatives, as well as aquaculture students.

The programme was divided into thematic sessions starting with a session on the state of Play: innovative technologies in aquaculture in different Baltic Sea Region countries. The second session was dedicated to InnoAquaTech project products, and the possibilities of development of RAS and aquaponics in Baltic Sea Region, including the ongoing activities of the AquaVIP - Aquaculture Virtual career development Platform for the South Baltic region project. The last session of the workshop included good practices in various fields of aquaculture: algae, RAS fish, and mussels cultivation, as well as education, communication and cooperation initiatives.

We would like to thank all the speakers and participants for their commitment, fruitful discussions and great atmosphere during the event. University of Gdańsk was represented by Hanna Łądkowska, Coordinaror of the SUBMARINER Network at the University of Gdańsk, a host of the event, Konrad Ocalewicz, who facilitated the session on good practices in aquaculture, and  gave two presentations on: “Global trends in aquaculture”, as well as “Educational needs in relation to innovative and sustainable aquaculture”, Halina Kendzierska with a presentation: “Potential of Crustacean Production in RAS in Pomerania”, Aleksandra Zgrundo with a presentation: “Macroalgae harvesting and cultivation practices in the Baltic Sea”, and Adam Sokołowski with a presentation: “Prospects for mussel farming in the Gulf of Gdańsk (southern Baltic Sea)”. The event was coordinated by Basia Dmochowska, Communication Officer of the AquaVIP project.

The workshop was met with great interest and we hope that the knowledge and competences gained through the event will be used in practice and result in new activities aimed at increasing the innovative potential of the Blue Bioeconomy, including new investments in aquaculture technologies. As concluded during the wrap-up session, a huge amount of input was delivered by the speakers of the workshop. The organisers will prepare an update of the draft Position Paper on aquaculture technologies, which will be used to further promote the advancement of sustainable and innovative aquaculture across the Baltic Sea Region. 

The post-workshop materials and presentations will be available on the BluePlatform website: https://www.submariner-network.eu/blue-platform
For questions or comments regarding SUBMARINER Network, new initiatives and projects, please contact Hanna Łądkowska: hanna.ladkowska@ug.edu.pl
For questions or comments regarding the workshop or the Position Paper on aquaculture technologies, please contact Basia Dmochowska: b.dmochowska@ug.edu.pl.

Basia Dmochowska & Hanna Łądkowska

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BluePlatform workshop: "Innovative Technologies in Aquaculture”, online event on the 17thof November, 9:00-15:30 (CET).  

As aquaculture has become one of the most promising sectors of the region’s maritime economy in terms of growth and job potential in the Baltic Sea Region, Blue Platform is organizing its second workshop with the aim to showcase new trends in innovative aquaculture (with the focus on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, algae and aquaponics) and to support the development of more innovative technologies.During the event, divided into three sessions: State of play: innovative technologies in aquaculture in different Baltic Sea Region countries, InnoAquaTech project products, possibilities of development of RAS and aquaponics in BSR, and Good practices, problems to be solved, actions to be taken experts will try to showcase new trends in innovative aquaculture and identify gaps to enable innovative aquaculture development in the BSR.  

 

The event is organized by the University of Gdansk & SUBMARINER Network.

The registration is available through the following link and draft agenda also can be found there:  

https://www.submariner-network.eu/events/406-blue-platform-workshop-innovative-technologies-in-aquaculture-2-1  

 


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