Presentations online! Blue Platform Workshop on Innovative Technologies in Aquaculture

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.

Workshop Report


Session 1 – State of play: innovative technologies in aquaculture in different Baltic Sea Region countries

SUBMARINER Network and Blue Platform - Angela Schultz-Zehden, SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth 

Global trends in Aquaculture - Konrad Ocalewicz, University of Gdańsk

State of Play Sweden - Izabela Alias, Swedish Board of Agriculture 

State of Play Denmark - Hilary Karlson, Bioeconomy Hotspot Guldborgsund Municipality 

State of Play Russia - Sergey Shibaev, Kaliningrad State Technical University 

State of Play Poland - Marcin Juchniewicz, K1 Trout Farm

State of Play Germany - Stefan Meyer, Kiel University

State of Play Estonia - Liisi Lees, Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu

State of Play Latvia - Anete Niemi, Institute for Food Safety

State of Play Lithuania - Nerijus Nika, Klaipeda University

Session 2 – InnoAquaTech project products, possibilities of development of RAS and aquaponics in the Baltic Sea Region

Innovative Aquaponics System Production - Hilary Karlson, Bioeconomy Hotspot Guldborgsund Municipality, Denmark

InnoAquaTech Decision Support Tool for Recirculating Aquaculture Systems - Adrian Bischoff-Lang, Rostock University, Germany

Potential of Crustacean Production in RAS in Pomerania - Halina Kendzierska, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Geothermal Potential in Whiteleg Shrimp Recirculating Aquaculture Technology - Nerijus Nika, Klaipeda University, Lithuania

Session 3 – Good practices, problems to be solved, actions to be taken


Macroalgae harvesting and cultivation practices in the Baltic Sea - Aleksandra Zgrundo, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Opportunities and threats for macroalgae production in the Baltic Sea Region, GRASS project - Tomasz Kulikowski, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Poland 

New ways to valorize red seaweed Furcellaria lumbricalis - Valmar Kasuk, Vetik Company, Estonia


Fish RAS aquaculture - Mirosław Półgęsek, AQUAconsult, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Poland

Small-scale RAS applications - Bartosz Blum, Aqua Medic Poland

New technology in the aquaculture and its impact on the fish welfare - Radosław Kowalski, Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, Poland


Prospects for mussel farming in the Gulf of Gdańsk (southern Baltic Sea) - Adam Sokołowski, University of Gdańsk, Poland


Educational needs in relation to innovative and sustainable aquaculture - Konrad Ocalewicz, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Social communication and marketing of products from RAS aquaculture - Tomasz Kulikowski, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Fish Industry Magazine, Poland

Aquaculture Working Group - Efthalia Arvaniti, SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG


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