WEEKLY NEWS – 17 February 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊Ocean 14 captures €130 million for marine impact fund.

🌊Green maritime tech of the future to become reality thanks to £60 million boost.

🌊Asian Development Bank to invest up to $18M in Vietnam aquaculture project. 

🌊BlueRemediomics: harnessing marine microbes to promote a circular bioeconomy. 

🌊Replacing plastic: This female-founded startup grabs $15.4M for developing plant-based cups that are biodegradable and edible. 

🌊Wavepiston launches €1.4 million crowdfunding campaign.

🌊Grand Ventures invests in ocean shipment tracking platform. 

🌊Scottish company secures over €1M to advance tidal energy turbine.Β 

🌊7 African startups to receive $385k to develop solutions for the blue economy. 

🌊Can proteomics revolutionise the aquaculture sector? 

🌊Ocean Rainforest to expand kelp production following $6.2 million raise. 

🌊World Economic Forum Selects Terradepth for Ocean Data Challenge to Advance Marine Knowledge and Promote Blue Economy. 

🌊Low-Carbon Wind Farm Integrity Monitoring Solution Gets Financial Push. 

🌊Seabed 2030 and ecoSUB Robotics team up for improved ocean mapping. 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 10 February 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 Seaweed biopackaging startup lands £3 million investment.

🌊 Bright Tide announces the cohort for their Blue Carbon Accelerator Programme. 

🌊 Study finds ocean energy could save UK over £1bn in dispatch costs. 

🌊 Algae Biotechnology: turning to algae to answer our environmental problems. https://lnkd.in/eNTf_-Ux

🌊 How drones are changing the very nature of marine science. 

🌊 RoboSalps underwater robots could explore extra-terrestrial oceans. 

🌊 Subsea Europe Services invests in technology for next-gen marine solutions. 

🌊 The Government of Canada invests in world-class ocean monitoring system to enhance Canada’s ocean protection for the next generation.Β 

🌊 Dubai’s aquaculture success story: Fish Farms LLC.Β 

🌊 The Ocean Cleanup and the United Nations: partnering with UNDP. 

🌊 Innovative Use of Farmed Oysters Boosts Businesses and the Environment.

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 3 February 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 Hydrogen fuel from the ocean? Scientists say they’ve found a way to do it.

🌊How Technology Can Help Accelerate Ocean Freight Savings To Ease Margin Pressure. 

🌊The ocean twilight zone could store vast amounts of carbon captured from the atmosphere – but first we need an internet of deep ocean sensors to track the effects.

🌊Can the ocean improve your life, job and health? In pursuit of the β€˜blue economy’?

🌊The CMA CGM Group launches a call for projects worth €200 million to step up the pace of decarbonization.

🌊What’s the solution to ghost fishing gear polluting oceans?Β 

🌊Innovate UK funds wave energy scheme offshore Indonesia. 

🌊Michigan Start-Up Revolutionizing Recreational Boating. 

🌊Nets, Plastic, Underwater Crime – How To Stop Ocean Pollution.Β 

🌊New survey to produce data for marine energy stakeholders in Ireland. 

🌊Plainsight and MarineSitu Using β€˜Computer Vision’ To Protect Sea Creatures.

🌊Stepping up technology in the Indonesian seaweed sector. 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 27 January 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 Could These Experimental Innovations Help Save Arctic Sea Ice?

🌊 Re-carbonizing the sea: Scientists to start testing a big ocean carbon idea.

🌊Revolutionary: Giant kite helps sail 21,528-ton ship in Atlantic Ocean.

🌊Minesto and SEV Strengthen Partnership for Tidal Energy Build-Out in the Faroe Islands.

🌊NEOLINE’s Sail-Powered Ro-Ro Moves to Construction.

🌊Tech Helps 4ocean Remove 27 Million Pounds (and Counting) of Trash from the Ocean.

🌊Could insects, algae and agri-food by-products be the future building blocks of aquafeeds?

🌊Unlocking the Power of Ocean Waves: Diamond Infrastructure Development’s Innovative Approach to Hydropower.

🌊NewFish Partners with Cawthron Institute to Develop Sustainable β€˜Blue’ Algal Protein.

🌊TidalKite takes a dip offshore Netherlands.

🌊4 investors discuss the next big wave for alternative seafood startups.

🌊EMEC floating wind demo site offers £690 million opportunity to UK. https://lnkd.in/epnFBv6P

🌊Running Tide Announced The Deployment Of Open Ocean Satellites.

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 20 January 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊11 innovations deepening our understanding of the ocean through data.

🌊Cadman Capital invests in Urchinomics.

πŸŒŠβ‚¬7m EU project to create smart shipbuilding platform.

🌊Trapping Millions of Tons of CO2 – Researchers Have Discovered an Arctic Carbon Conveyor Belt

🌊Nofima and UiT open €8.3 million aquaculture research facility in TromsΓΈ.

🌊EU blue bioeconomy report is out.

🌊Hatch launches global aquaculture incubator in Hawai’i.

🌊3D Printing Filament From Fishnets Aims to Save the Ocean

🌊EuropΓͺche, Innomar partner to introduce improved fishing methods in Europe

🌊Using underwater vehicles to identify changes in the ocean environment

🌊TEAMER picks 12 marine energy projects for $1.2 million in research support

🌊World’s first wind-powered RoRo vessel secures EUR 9M in EU funding.

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 13 January

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊Captura closes $12M series A round to develop ocean carbon removal tech. 

🌊 Researchers work toward harnessing ocean energy to power devices. 

🌊 Aquaculture AI firm reels in $8 million. 

🌊In Iceland, start-up founders invent new ways to tackle environmental crises. 

🌊Can giant floating solar on oceans work? 

🌊FoodTech start-up Vgarden recreates the famous canned tuna with plant-protein.  

🌊UK pumps cold cash into green freight with new Β£7M tech fund. 

🌊2023 Seaweed State of the Industry. 

🌊Ocean funds: diving into a $24trn β€˜blue’ economy.  

🌊Digital advances to increase the sustainability of global fisheries and preserve marine ecosystems.  

🌊Maritime tech breakthroughs in 2023. 

🌊Maine seaweed company Ocean’s Balance establishes alliance with Japanese food manufacturer and raises investment round.  

🌊The ocean plays a key role in the energy transition – so does data. 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 6 January

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊How Li Ka-shing backed start-up Notpla plans to replace plastic with a sustainable seaweed alternative. 

🌊HD Hyundai Announces a New “Ocean Transformation” Vision.Β 

🌊Autonomous Underwater Glider to Eliminate Oceanic Trash.

🌊Dutch wave energy company attracts new investors. 

🌊How a Hong Kong startup is using 3D-printed tiles to help restore coral reefs. 

🌊South Korea’s SeaVantage receives $1.3M funding led by We Ventures.Β 

🌊Plainsight and MarineSitu Announce Collaboration to Propel a Sustainable Blue Economy Into The Future. 

🌊Specialised CSIRO cameras capture new species 4,000m under the ocean. 

🌊LA County using Dutch nonprofit’s device to keep trash out of the Pacific Ocean.Β 

🌊New open access database will better identify sources of plastic pollution. 

🌊First high-tech ammonia-ready Armada vessel arrives in Europe. 

 Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 30 December

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊Portuguese e-ferry will use Zinus fully autonomous charging solution. 

🌊EIB invests £42 million in Swedish land-based salmon farm. 

🌊Indico Capital Partners is publicising five new investments β€” it’s invested €4.4 million altogether.

🌊Norway’s aquaculture companies line up for Inseanergy’s floating solar units.

πŸŒŠβ€˜Significant breakthrough’: This new sea salt battery has 4 times the capacity of lithium.Β 

🌊 Using Drones to Spy Beach-Bound Sharks. 

🌊How Technology Can Improve Sustainable Aquaculture.

🌊Startup Designs Jellyfishbot to Eat Water Waste. 

🌊Innovation and sustainability at living breakwaters.

🌊Seven 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:

🌊Innomar Ocean Technology raises $4.2m. 

🌊Why It’s Time To Put Sustainable Fish On The Menu.Β Β 

🌊U.S.-French satellite launched to map almost all of the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers.Β 

🌊Waves4Power signs deal to develop wave energy parks offshore Indonesia.  

🌊Aquaconnect raises $15m to digitize India’s aquaculture supply chain for smallholder farmers.Β Β 

🌊A Molten Salt Reactor Makes the Amazing ‘Thor’ the Self-Sufficient Vessel of Tomorrow.Β 

🌊New Tech Frontiers for Ocean Gliders.  

🌊Wanted: A sea-change in climate finance for oceans.  

🌊Ocean Sun gets government grant to advance floating solar technology. 

🌊Technology Can Help Make Marine Protections More Effective. 

🌊The Top Eight Ocean Stories of 2022.  

🌊In world-1st scientists successfully freeze Great Barrier Reef coral.  

🌊Metabolic hack makes ocean algae more resilient to 21st century climate change. 

Have a great weekend!!


WEEKLY NEWS – 16 December 2022

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊Keli Eco Boat Designed to Clear Oceans of Plastic.

🌊Offshore tech could quadruple Scottish aquaculture production. 

🌊World’s largest wave power plant to be built in Turkey.

🌊Norwegian Subsea Firm Gets $2M Loan. 

🌊Scottish start-up turns to β€˜food of the future’ seaweed to launch methylcellulose replacement.Β 

🌊Making Underwater Cables SMART with Sensors.

🌊Plastic recycling innovation receives $3m funding boost. 

🌊New alliance signals start of new era in European ocean research cooperation 

πŸŒŠβ€œFirst” commercially available 100% ocean plastic pellet produced.Β 

🌊Ocean power: a running tide for renewables in Asia. 

🌊Tech companies work to make fishing, aquaculture more sustainable. 

🌊Marine fossil-sorting robots to help researchers study oceans, climate. 

Have a Great Weekend!