WEEKLY NEWS – 13 January

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠCaptura closes $12M series A round to develop ocean carbon removal tech. 

๐ŸŒŠ Researchers work toward harnessing ocean energy to power devices. 

๐ŸŒŠ Aquaculture AI firm reels in $8 million. 

๐ŸŒŠIn Iceland, start-up founders invent new ways to tackle environmental crises. 

๐ŸŒŠCan giant floating solar on oceans work? 

๐ŸŒŠFoodTech start-up Vgarden recreates the famous canned tuna with plant-protein.  

๐ŸŒŠUK pumps cold cash into green freight with new ยฃ7M tech fund. 

๐ŸŒŠ2023 Seaweed State of the Industry. 

๐ŸŒŠOcean funds: diving into a $24trn โ€˜blueโ€™ economy.  

๐ŸŒŠDigital advances to increase the sustainability of global fisheries and preserve marine ecosystems.  

๐ŸŒŠMaritime tech breakthroughs in 2023. 

๐ŸŒŠMaine seaweed company Oceanโ€™s Balance establishes alliance with Japanese food manufacturer and raises investment round.  

๐ŸŒŠThe ocean plays a key role in the energy transition โ€“ so does data. 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 6 January

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠHow Li Ka-shing backed start-up Notpla plans to replace plastic with a sustainable seaweed alternative.ย 

๐ŸŒŠHD Hyundai Announces a New “Ocean Transformation” Vision.ย 

๐ŸŒŠAutonomous Underwater Glider to Eliminate Oceanic Trash.

๐ŸŒŠDutch wave energy company attracts new investors.ย 

๐ŸŒŠHow a Hong Kong startup is using 3D-printed tiles to help restore coral reefs.ย 

๐ŸŒŠSouth Korea’s SeaVantage receives $1.3M funding led by We Ventures.ย 

๐ŸŒŠPlainsight and MarineSitu Announce Collaboration to Propel a Sustainable Blue Economy Into The Future.ย 

๐ŸŒŠSpecialised CSIRO cameras capture new species 4,000m under the ocean.ย 

๐ŸŒŠLA County using Dutch nonprofit’s device to keep trash out of the Pacific Ocean.ย 

๐ŸŒŠNew open access database will better identify sources of plastic pollution.ย 

๐ŸŒŠFirst high-tech ammonia-ready Armada vessel arrives in Europe.ย 

 Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 30 December

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠPortuguese e-ferry will use Zinus fully autonomous charging solution.ย 

๐ŸŒŠEIB invests ยฃ42 million in Swedish land-based salmon farm.ย 

๐ŸŒŠIndico Capital Partners is publicising five new investments โ€” it’s invested โ‚ฌ4.4 million altogether.

๐ŸŒŠNorwayโ€™s aquaculture companies line up for Inseanergyโ€™s floating solar units.

๐ŸŒŠโ€˜Significant breakthroughโ€™: This new sea salt battery has 4 times the capacity of lithium.ย 

๐ŸŒŠย Using Drones to Spy Beach-Bound Sharks.ย 

๐ŸŒŠHow Technology Can Improve Sustainable Aquaculture.

๐ŸŒŠStartup Designs Jellyfishbot to Eat Water Waste.ย 

๐ŸŒŠInnovation and sustainability at living breakwaters.

๐ŸŒŠSeven Scientific Discoveries From 2022 That May Lead to New Inventions.

Have a Great ‘Old & New Year’ Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 23 December

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠInnomar Ocean Technology raises $4.2m.ย 

๐ŸŒŠWhy Itโ€™s Time To Put Sustainable Fish On The Menu.ย ย 

๐ŸŒŠU.S.-French satellite launched to map almost all of the worldโ€™s oceans, lakes, rivers.ย 

๐ŸŒŠWaves4Power signs deal to develop wave energy parks offshore Indonesia.ย ย 

๐ŸŒŠAquaconnect raises $15m to digitize Indiaโ€™s aquaculture supply chain for smallholder farmers.ย ย 

๐ŸŒŠA Molten Salt Reactor Makes the Amazing ‘Thor’ the Self-Sufficient Vessel of Tomorrow.ย 

๐ŸŒŠNew Tech Frontiers for Ocean Gliders.ย ย 

๐ŸŒŠWanted: A sea-change in climate finance for oceans.ย ย 

๐ŸŒŠOcean Sun gets government grant to advance floating solar technology.ย 

๐ŸŒŠTechnology Can Help Make Marine Protections More Effective.ย 

๐ŸŒŠThe Top Eight Ocean Stories of 2022.ย ย 

๐ŸŒŠIn world-1st scientists successfully freeze Great Barrier Reef coral.ย ย 

๐ŸŒŠMetabolic hack makes ocean algae more resilient to 21st century climate change.ย 

Have a great weekend!!


WEEKLY NEWS – 16 December 2022

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠKeli Eco Boat Designed to Clear Oceans of Plastic.

๐ŸŒŠOffshore tech could quadruple Scottish aquaculture production.ย 

๐ŸŒŠWorldโ€™s largest wave power plant to be built in Turkey.

๐ŸŒŠNorwegian Subsea Firm Gets $2M Loan.ย 

๐ŸŒŠScottish start-up turns to โ€˜food of the futureโ€™ seaweed to launch methylcellulose replacement.ย 

๐ŸŒŠMaking Underwater Cables SMART with Sensors.

๐ŸŒŠPlastic recycling innovation receives $3m funding boost.ย 

๐ŸŒŠNew alliance signals start of new era in European ocean research cooperationย 

๐ŸŒŠโ€œFirstโ€ commercially available 100% ocean plastic pellet produced.ย 

๐ŸŒŠOcean power: a running tide for renewables in Asia.ย 

๐ŸŒŠTech companies work to make fishing, aquaculture more sustainable.ย 

๐ŸŒŠMarine fossil-sorting robots to help researchers study oceans, climate.ย 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 9 December 2022

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠThe Blue Technology Barometer 2022/23.ย 

๐ŸŒŠOcean Exchange Presents 2022 Collegiate Award to BlueGreen Materials.

๐ŸŒŠVARD presents a zero-carbon range of renewable energy-driven vessels.ย 

๐ŸŒŠHow surfing inspired me to create a company that keeps our oceans clean.ย 

๐ŸŒŠSpain adopts regulatory framework for โ‚ฌ200M grant program for marine renewables.ย 

๐ŸŒŠThe energy tech turning waves into drinking water.ย 

๐ŸŒŠTerradepth unveils absolute ocean marine data Platform.ย 

๐ŸŒŠPotential ocean solutions developed in real-world laboratories.ย 

๐ŸŒŠIIT Madras develops โ€˜Ocean Wave Energy Converterโ€™ to generate electricity from sea waves.ย 

๐ŸŒŠ7 opportunities to strengthen ocean-based action in climate strategies.

๐ŸŒŠThe Ecosystem: start-ups look for greater coherence in EU algae strategy.ย 

๐ŸŒŠMaine start-up hopes trawler cams help save worldโ€™s dwindling fish stocks

๐ŸŒŠNew project to explore augmented reality in shipping.ย 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 2 December 2022

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠNew 2D nanomaterial membrane unleashes ocean energy.ย 

๐ŸŒŠCould sails move Great Lakes cargo? Start-up to build zero-carbon ship.

๐ŸŒŠSGโ€™s Silverstrand Capital Invests $15.5m in Dutch aquaculture fund Aqua-Spark.ย 

๐ŸŒŠSeabin: How these โ€œfloating garbage binsโ€ can help clean up our waters.ย 

๐ŸŒŠNew Method Created To Better Monitor Marine Ecosystem Health.ย 

๐ŸŒŠEU launches โ‚ฌ4.8 million aquaculture welfare project.ย 

๐ŸŒŠForrest backs tech to reveal ocean inhabitants from a bucket of water.ย 

๐ŸŒŠWhalecro vehicle captures ocean microdebris via velcro straps as users move underwater technology.ย 

๐ŸŒŠMote Marine scientists discover a treatment for diseased corals.ย 

๐ŸŒŠCoastal researchers see potential in capturing ocean energy.ย 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 25 November 2022

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠA wave-powered prototype device is aiming to produce drinking water from the oceanย 

๐ŸŒŠThis Start-up Turned 1 Million Pounds of Ocean Plastic Into a Highly Profitable Business.ย 

๐ŸŒŠFrom giant kites to foldable wings, here’s what container ships could look like by 2050 as companies race to decarbonize their supply chains.ย 

๐ŸŒŠUCSB’s ocean science laboratory is using artificial intelligence to prevent whale deaths.ย 

๐ŸŒŠOcean Harvesting scores โ‚ฌ2 million grant for wave energy device validation.ย 

๐ŸŒŠThe US$2.5 trillion blue economy investment opportunity.ย 

๐ŸŒŠMarine biologists are optimising fishing practices in Europe.ย 

๐ŸŒŠRecreating plant-based scent profiles for salmon to โ€œturn the tideโ€ on damaging marine habitats.ย 

๐ŸŒŠBYU startup partners with flower growers to remove plastic from the ocean.ย 

๐ŸŒŠSoCalGas and Captura Begin Testing Innovative Direct Ocean Carbon Removal Technology.ย 

๐ŸŒŠBatemanโ€™s Bay tech startup completes $1.45 million raise for โ€˜Google Maps of the oceanโ€™ platform.ย 

๐ŸŒŠMaking Sense of Big Ocean Data.ย 

๐ŸŒŠThe Real-World Asset Tokenisation and Itโ€™s benefits for Maritime Economy.ย 

๐ŸŒŠNew report examines the ecological impact of ammonia as a shipping fuel.ย 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 18 November 2022

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠLooking to the oceans for answers to the climate crisis.ย 

๐ŸŒŠHow ocean data innovation is changing how we see the sea.ย 

๐ŸŒŠCan adding minerals to ocean curb climate change? Elon Musk backs UM gradโ€™s research.ย 

๐ŸŒŠBright Tide launches new Blue Carbon Ocean Accelerator Programme.ย 

๐ŸŒŠHow Poseidon Ocean Systems pivoted internationally when domestic opportunity dried up.ย 

๐ŸŒŠEIF supports โ‚ฌ2.5 billion of climate action investment with five venture capital, private equity and infrastructure fund partners.

๐ŸŒŠFive essential ocean-climate technologies.ย 

๐ŸŒŠHUB Ocean, Center for Zero Carbon Shipping collaborate on data solutions.ย 

๐ŸŒŠHappy Ocean Foods โ€œCrowdinvesting to Give Private Investors the Chance to Be Part of Our Success Storyโ€.ย 

๐ŸŒŠULUU wants to solve the plastic crisis with seaweed.ย 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 11 November 2022

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

๐ŸŒŠA look at the high-tech methods being used to prevent whale deaths.ย 

๐ŸŒŠCochin Shipyard, IIT-Madras sign pact to support maritime startups.

๐ŸŒŠItaly and Lithuania secure new fisheries, aquaculture funding.ย 

๐ŸŒŠLaunch of the Green Shipping Challenge at COP27.ย 

๐ŸŒŠIsraelโ€™s economy is setting sail into the deep blue tech sea.ย 

๐ŸŒŠSeatrec Wins Spot in Inaugural Gulf Blue Navigator Program to Bring Ocean Innovation to the Gulf of Mexico.ย 

๐ŸŒŠDanish company kicks off wet tests for โ€˜wave to energy and water technology.ย 

๐ŸŒŠs1 Energy raises $2.15 million in investment round to accelerate green hydrogen project in Portugal.ย 

๐ŸŒŠThese laptop cases are made from the skin of invasive ocean predators.ย 

๐ŸŒŠGKinetic Energy targets commercial ramp-up with โ‚ฌ2 million funding round.ย 

๐ŸŒŠInside Alphabet Xโ€™s new effort to combat climate change with seagrass.ย 

๐ŸŒŠEggs found to remove salt and microplastics from seawater.ย 

Have a Great Weekend!