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 topics are blue biotechnology: a rapidly developing and evolving sector of the blue economy, options and technologies for blue biotechnology, enabling conditions, and recommendations.
Objective: The GENIALG project aims to boost the Blue Biotechnology Economy (BBE) by increasing the production and sustainable exploitation of two high-yielding species of the EU seaweed biomass: the brown alga Saccharina latissima and the green algae Ulva spp.
As governments around the world look for pathways to economic recovery, many are looking towards the oceans, drawn by the 'blue gold' that might be found in offshore wind farms, undersea mining, blue biotechnology or aquaculture.
These sectors are: marine renewable energy, aquaculture, blue biotechnology, coastal tourism and sea bed mining.
It reiterates the broad lines of the Commission's Blue growth' communication, including the five high-potential sectors that should be given priority for EU support: the production of offshore renewable energy, aquaculture, blue biotechnology, coastal tourism and seabed mining.
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.
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 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 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.