Blue Biotech

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A term of art referring to the application of molecular biological methods to marine and freshwater life, using marine organisms, and their derivatives, to increase seafood supply and safety, control proliferation of noxious water-borne organisms, and develop new drugs
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The project will address new developments in the area of diagnostic and treatment tools based on biotechnologies and applications for human health, putting initial emphasis on Blue Biotechnology and proposing a prioritisation of areas where the JRC actions could bring highest EU added value.
The declaration paves the way for a set of Commission initiatives to explore and develop growth potential in the areas of coastal and maritime tourism, ocean energy, blue biotechnology, marine mineral mining, as well as provide strategic guidelines on aquaculture.
In effect, the declaration reinforces the EU's marine and maritime agenda for sustainable growth, with the focus on promising maritime sectors where there is great potential for new jobs and growth such as: marine renewable energy, aquaculture, blue biotechnology, coastal tourism and sea bed mining.
Over 40 per cent of the world's scientific publications on marine environment, ocean renewable energy and blue biotechnology are issued in Europe," he said.
The Blue Biotechnology Revolution was poised to provide solutions to the health and food supply problems of mankind as new technologies opened up the deep seas for exploration and the discovery of new chemicals and other resources.
The campus design supports this mission with 61,000 square feet of space in three science and education buildings housing the Walter and Helen Norton Center for Blue Biotechnology, the Center for Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate Change, and the Center for Ocean Health, as well as a shore facility and dock that can accommodate 135-foot research vessels.
They work across three 'core' areas of ocean science: Marine Microbiology and Blue Biotechnology, Ocean Biogeochemistry and Climate Change, and Ocean Health and Marine Ecosystem Function, conducting research funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, the Department of Energy, and the United Kingdom's National Environmental Research Council, among many others.
The strategy also highlights opportunities for growth in other areas such as developing offshore renewable energy technologies, promoting a growing aquaculture sector or supporting research into the blue biotechnology sector which could become a producer of mass market marine aquatic products.
Growing and emerging sectors, such as ocean renewable energy and blue biotechnology, can become a key to creating more jobs, cleaner energy, and more products and services.
It then identifies five specific areas with a particular potential for growth where targeted action could provide an additional stimulus: i) maritime, coastal and cruise tourism, ii) Blue energy, iii) marine mineral resources, iv) aquaculture and v) blue biotechnology.