An inspirational conference to advance Estonia’s blue economy
A blue economy includes economic activities that are marine-based or marine-related. A sustainable blue economy means ensuring the development of this economy doesn’t come at the expense of marine and coastal environments but rather maintains and enhances their long-term value. The brackish Baltic Sea hosts a thriving diversity of organisms offering numerous possibilities for advancements across various value chains.
The event is scheduled for 09:00 – 15:00 (CET) / 10.00 - 16:00 (EET) online and in Tallinn.
Location: Videal T1 Black Box Studio ( http://www.videal.ee/t1-studio.html); Peterburi tee 2, 11415 Tallinn.
To follow the conference online, go to www.worksup.com and enter the event id BLUEECONOMY2021 or use the direct link https://worksup.com/app#id=BLUEECONOMY2021
10.00 (EET) Keynote address by Gunter Pauli
Opening and introduction by Sander Loite, event moderator
Session 1: Get Inspired! Successful and inspiring international business cases will be introduced with an aim to demonstrate some of the possibilities that blue bioeconomy has to offer. This is followed by a discussion panel with entrepreneurs reflecting on how to create value and market products.
- Niels Dalsgaard (Musholm) Musholm experience with sea farming in Denmark
- Bas de Leeuw (North Sea Farmers) North Sea Farmers – seaweed pioneers in The Netherlands
Discussion: Marine aquaculture advancements in Europe and Estonia: demand, products and distribution with Mart Mere (EST-AGAR), Margus Rebane (RedStorm) and Niels Dalsgaard (Musholm) (45 min)
Session 2: Get Started! Public officials, regulators and policy officers share their views on the challenges in regulating and building a framework for blue growth. This session will be followed by a discussion panel with Estonian public officials.
-Janne Palomino Dalby (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Sustainable Fisheries Department) Blue bioeconomy in Denmark – from a management perspective
-Sander van den Burg (Wageningen Economic Research) Blue bioeconomy in the Netherlands
Discussion: Goals, challenges and solutions for marine blue bioeconomy in EU and Estonia with Marku Lamp (Estonian Ministry of Environment), Kaupo Läänerand (Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications), Angela Schultz-Zehden (SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG), Siim Tiidemann (Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs), Marius Vaščega (EU Commission, Head of Cabinet for Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries)
Session 3: Get Informed! An overview will be given about the recent scientific developments in the Baltic Sea region. How can science help advance the blue economy?
- Tomasz Kulikowski (National Marine Fisheries Research Institute of Poland) New wave in marine and brackish aquaculture - Nature's services in modern bioeconomy
- Jonne Kotta (Estonian Marine Institute) Current blue growth developments and cooperation in the Baltic Sea - What we know and what is yet to be explored
Round-up:This roundtable is in Estonian.
Milleks ja kellele sinimajanduse arenguid vajame ning kuidas jätkame?
with Jonne Kotta (Estonian Marine Institute), Mihkel Kangur (University of Tallinn), Margus Rebane (RedStorm) and Tea Danilov (Arenguseire Keskus)
The event will be closed by networking drinks.
For more information, please contact Liisi Lees email@example.com and follow https://mereinstituut.ut.ee/et/uudised/blue-economy-adding-colours-economy
Join us to learn more about blue bioeconomy!