WEEKLY NEWS – 24 March 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 World’s First Autonomous Ocean Mapping Mission of Alaska Completed.Β 

🌊 Prince Albert launches ReOcean Fund to encourage private investors to save the oceans. 

🌊 Smart Yachts: A Guide To The Latest Innovations In Marine Technology.

🌊 The designs using citizen power to clean up the oceans. 

🌊 Tom Ford Plastic Innovation Prize Winners Offer Viable, Marine-Safe Solutions to Thin-Film Waste. 

🌊 Sofar Ocean’s Quest to Unlock Ocean Data.Β 

🌊 Seaweed Is Having Its Moment in the Sun. 

🌊 Underwater waves as tall as 1,640 ft impact the ocean’s carbon budget.Β 

🌊 Sarasota entrepreneur growing mushrooms on top of the ocean. 

🌊 Ports of Stockholm eyes carbon capture and storage hub. 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 17 March 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 SWEN closes ‘ocean health’ VC fund above target.Β 

🌊 Microsoft Taps Ocean Algae to Tackle Carbon Pollution, How? 

🌊 Trailblazing African Innovators Awarded £4 Million To Curb Plastic Pollution And Protect The Ocean. 

🌊 Wavepiston secures 130% of initial crowdfunding target. 

🌊 Hatch and NZTE promoting expansion of New Zealand’s innovations to global aquaculture markets.Β 

🌊 Future cargo ships could be powered by wind to fight climate change. 

🌊 Maritime app marketplace FrontM secures $1.5m investment. 

🌊 Meet the innovator working to develop the ocean energy sector. 

🌊 Are Deep Sea Fish Farms the Future of Aquaculture? Forever Oceans Thinks So. 

🌊 Using AI and 3D stereo cameras to support fisheries. 

🌊 In the Switch to Green Ship Fuels, What Comes First β€” Investment or Demand?

🌊 The potential risks of ocean-based climate intervention technologies on deep-sea ecosystems. 

🌊 Tom Ford Reveals 2023 Plastic Innovation Prize Winners.

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 10 March 2023

This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 Study finds 528 startups in the maritime and port industry. 

🌊 BlueInvest: new investor report features an ocean of investment opportunities in the sustainable blue economy. 

🌊 New material captures CO2 from air and stores in ocean as baking soda. 

🌊 Engie subsidiary develops new offshore floating PV tech for β€˜harsh marine conditions’.Β 

🌊 This Accelerator Is Creating New Pathways To Scaling Oceantech. 

🌊 Drugs from the deep: scientists explore ocean frontiers. 

🌊 Wave energy to play instrumental role in heavy industry decarbonization, study finds. 

🌊 Managing ocean sustainability from above: leveraging space capabilities to combat illegal fishing. 

🌊 Jersey Set to be Hydrogen Power Test Bed for Marine Industry. 

🌊 Minesto’s tidal energy kite reaches new heights in Faroe Islands.Β 

🌊 One of the biggest autonomous transportation tests is operating deep underwater. 

🌊 U.S.-based startup with plans to store carbon in deep oceans skips Canada for Iceland. 

🌊 Combining offshore wind and floating solar to reduce costs of green hydrogen. 

Have a Great Weekend!


WEEKLY NEWS – 3 March 2023

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This week’s Ocean / Blue Economy Innovation Roundup:

🌊 Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia Donates $25 Million to Ocean Cleanup Nonprofit.Β 

🌊 Ocean Oasis raises capital in a round led by Unconventional Ventures. 

🌊 The rise of AI in aquaculture. 

🌊 How blockchain technology can make fishing more sustainable. 

🌊 AspBAN – Transforming the EU Atlantic ports into blue economy hubs.

🌊 Marine tech firms secures investment. 

🌊 Yinson GreenTech Invests in Startup Specialising In Maritime Autonomous Solutions. 

🌊 Β Sustainable ships: The world’s most eco-conscious cruises.Β 

🌊 Making waves: Tech firm debuts ocean-based carbon removal protocol. 

🌊 Havkraft forms partnership to bring wave energy to Oman. 

🌊 Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation absorbs ocean startup accelerator. 

Have a Great Weekend!


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 – 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!