27 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017 / Berlin, Germany

Agenda

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Wed
27 Sep 2017
Conference
09:00 – 10:00
Foyer
Registration & welcome coffee
Conference
10:00 – 12:00
Main Hall
Opening plenary session

Welcome address by State Secretary Ingbert Liebing, Commissioner of Land Schleswig-Holstein to the Federation.

Keynote speeches by:

  • Jakob Granit, Director General, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management;
  • Christine Lang, CEO ORGANOBALANCE GmbH and co-chair of the German Bioeconomy Council
  • Mathias Bergman, Secretary General, Baltic Sea Action Group.

Panel discussion with the keynote speakers.

Moderator: Angela Schultz-Zehden, SUBMARINER Network

Matchmaking
12:00 – 13:30
Top Deck
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Conference
12:30 – 13:30
Foyer
Lunch and networking village
Parallel workshop sessions
13:30 – 15:30
Fehmarn
Changing markets for marine protein sources in feed

This session will explore new ways to use marine raw materials such as mussels in animal feed. After a keynote speech about the current and expected market of marine raw materials, pilot cases will be presented, showcasing experiences and progress in this field.

  • Roland Lemcke, Ministry for Energy Transition, Agriculture, Environment, Nature and Digitalisation of Land Schleswig-Holstein: Short welcome and introduction to the topic;
  • Andreas Stein, Euroduna Rohstoffe GmbH: Current global markets for marine proteins in feed, needs of the market and expected changes in the next 10–20 years;
  • Per Dolmer, Orbicon: Experiences from bringing new raw materials onto fish feed;
  • Anders Kiessling, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Small and thin-shelled blue mussels as a new marine resource for feed – first results from BBG;
  • Anne-Mette Bæk Jespersen, EU Anne Mette Bæk Jespersen, EUfishmeal & Marine Ingredients Denmark: Fish meal production and new marine protein sources – a Danish perspective.

Moderator: Stefan Meyer, Aquaculture Competence Network Schleswig-Holstein

Parallel workshop sessions
13:30 – 15:30
Main Hall
Maritime Spatial Planning for Sustainable Blue Economies

This session will address the role of Maritime Spatial Planning processes in fostering a better understanding among different stakeholders, in finding optimal space for various blue activities and in creating integrated and sustainable approaches to blue-green regional development. It will discuss in particular the environmental, spatial, economic and societal benefits of co-locating offshore and near-shore activities such as offshore windpower and mussel farming.

  • Carl Dahlberg, Tillväxt Norra Bohuslän: Coastal zone management and marine planning from a local perspective in northern Bohuslän;
  • Riku Varjopuro, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE: Planning for sustainable blue economies - Plan4Blue;
  • Robert Aps, University of Tartu: Coherent Linear Infrastructures in Baltic Maritime Spatial Plans;
  • Roberto Pastres, University of Venice: A multi-criteria methodology for site selection in aquaculture;
  • Bela Buck, Alfred Wegener Institute: Maritime Spatial Planning perspectives on multi-use aquaculture concepts;
  • Susanne Altvater, s.Pro – sustainable projects: How to combine protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage sites with other stakeholder interests.

Moderator: Ivana Lukic, SUBMARINER Network

Parallel workshop sessions
13:30 – 15:30
Top Deck / Glaskubus
Financing environmental services

This session will cover various approaches and initiatives to fund environmental services in the Baltic Sea Region. During the workshop, we'll discuss possible and existing measures to fund environmental services such as crowd-funding, donations and compensation schemes. We will also consider the pro's and con's of those measures and conclude on best practices for improving the environmental status of the Baltic Sea.

  • Mathias Bergman, Baltic Sea Action Group: Nutrient cycling as a business opportunity;
  • Annika SteeleSUBMARINER Network:
    Compensation schemes for the Baltic Sea environmental services
    ;
  • Ing-Marie Gren, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Payments for ecosystem services in the Baltic Sea: mussel farming for combatting eutrophication;
  • Anna Saarentaus, John Nurminen Foundation: Alternative forms of finance for the Baltic Sea.

Moderator: Anda Ikauniece, Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology

Conference
16:00 – 17:30
Main Hall
Fostering innovation and building new business models in the blue bioeconomy

To further the development of the industry and change consumer awareness and behaviour, scientific, social and economic skills need to be brougt together. Taking the discussion to business representatives in the blue bioeconomy, this session will explore how we can move from idea to market in the blue bioeconomy.

Moderator: Andrius Sutnikas, Klaipeda Science and Technology Park

Matchmaking
17:30 – 18:30
Top Deck
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Conference
19:00 – 22:00
Solar Lounge
Evening reception

Join us for an evening of music, drinks and tapas at the Solar Sky Lounge with a sweeping view of Berlin from the 17th floor. The Berlin skyline is the perfect setting for informal networking. Apart from drinks and food, there will be a live demonstration on how to use seaweed in your cooking from the company Catxalot as well as live music!

Thu
28 Sep 2017
Conference
08:30 – 09:00
Foyer
Registration & welcome coffee
Parallel workshop sessions
09:00 – 11:00
Fehmarn
Nutrient mining in the Baltic Sea – a driver for regional development

Nutrient flows in the Baltic Sea water basin is scientifically complex and politically sensitive. This session will showcase and discuss how nutrients detrimental to the Baltic Sea can be mined for use as feed or fertilizers on land, thereby creating blue growth value in the region.

  • Andrzej Podściański, Polish National Water Management Authority: Towards combating eutrophication – EU macro-regional approach;
  • Anna Saarentaus, John Nurminen Foundation:
    Removing excess nutrients from sea water;
  • Susanna Minnhagen, Kalmar municipality & Per Dolmer, Orbicon: Mussel farming in the Baltic Sea;
  • Gun Lindberg, Västervik municipality: Nutrient harvesting – what’s in it for the municipality?

Moderator: Bengt Nordström, Swedish Green Party, Region Östergötland

Parallel workshop sessions
09:00 – 11:00
Top Deck / Glaskubus
Creating added value in RAS aquaculture through innovative technology integration

In a world with increasing demand for protein for an ever-growing population and with limited bio-resources, we are challenged with how to “get more from less”. One under-exploited possibility of producing protein is in large scale on-land fish production in closed recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS). Combined with well-established value chains and secondary production, integrated innovative cultivation technologies could be one solution to the “getting more from less” protein puzzle.

  • Adrian Bischoff-Lang, University of Rostock: InnoAquaTech – cross-border cooperation for integrating innovative RAS technology within the South Baltic Region;
  • Peter Zeller, FRESH Corporation AG: It’s FRESH seafood – but there’s no ‘sea’ required;
  • Michael Bech, Krüger A/S: RAS2020-Land-based Farming for the Future;
  • Jonathan Trent, OMEGA Global Initiative: Innovation at the Food, Water, Energy Nexus: You can bet your RAS.

Moderator: Jesper Heldbo, AquaCircle

Parallel workshop sessions
09:00 – 11:00
Helgoland
Marine biobased materials and chemicals

The sustainable use of marine resources is key for a biobased economy and a major aspect of blue growth. Therefore this session will address current applications and use of chemical substances, i.e. natural products as well as biomaterials derived from marine resources. Workshop speakers will report on their efforts and experiences in innovative research and development of marine biobased products into different markets, ranging from pharmaceuticals, cosmetics to functional food/food supplements. The further aim of the workshop is to discuss the current bottlenecks and offer possible solutions and ideas in these areas to foster blue growth in different stages of the value chain.

  • Deniz Tasdemir, GEOMAR Centre for Marine Biotechnology (GEOMAR-Biotech): Blue Pharmacy. Marine Organisms in Discovery and Development of New Pharmaceuticals;
  • Levent Piker, OceanBasis & CRM – Coastal Research and Management: Wealth from the sea and its natural compounds – first buds and why it is a challenge for them to burst;
  • Hördur G. Kristinsson, Matis: Research and commercial activities on marine biobased resources in Iceland;
  • Fredrik Gröndahl, KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Report from the Seafarm project, a strategical Swedish project for a biobased society.

Moderator: Deniz Tasdemir, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Parallel workshop sessions
09:00 – 11:00
Main Hall
Blue Growth co-operation based on regional RIS3

Identifying Blue Growth cooperation opportunities between regions around the Baltic Sea based on their Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) is an important aspect for the region's blue bioeconomy. The aim of this workshop is to analyse the results of a BSR-wide study on smart specialisation, learn about the specific cooperation needs of the RIS3 actors in order to identify concrete Blue Growth cooperation areas between “blue” regions around the Baltic Sea.

  • Karina Linnér, Linnér Consulting: The Baltic Sea regional RIS3 collaboration to meet industrial needs
    for shipping, exploiting and developing the potential of the European manufacturing industry post 2030. The Skåne perspective.
  • Paweł Mawduk, Gdańsk Shipyard Ltd: Pomorskie Region Cooperation Potential in Offshore Wind Supply Chain;
  • Wilko C. Bruhn, Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML): Autonomous shipping and digitalization in northern German states: current progress and cooperation interests.

Moderator: Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło, Pomorskie in the EU Association

Conference
11:30 – 13:00
Main Hall
Closing plenary session
  • Keynote by Bernhard Friess, director of Maritime Policy and Blue Economy in the European Commission's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Directorate-General;
  • Presentation of the conference declaration by Angela Schultz-Zehden, SUBMARINER Network;
  • Panel discussion "The Baltic Sea Region’s blue bioeconomy in the European context" with:

Moderator: Joanna Przedrzymirska, Maritime Institute in Gdańsk.

Conference
13:00 – 14:00
Foyer
Lunch and networking village
Matchmaking
13:30 – 15:30
Top Deck
b2b matchmaking session 3

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