The issues of compatibility and mutual synergy between the users of marine, brackish and freshwater resources and their relationship with the quality of those ecosystems are central in promoting the sustainable development of the Blue economy and aquaculture.
Traditional and emerging Blue economy sectors, currently operating in the Adriatic, Mediterranean and water bodies throughout Europe, are expected to grow and expand over the next years and to sustainably contribute to food production, biofuel and clean energy.
Nevertheless, scientific literature provides clear evidence that, according to current trends and within 10 years, our coastal and marine environment will change for sea acidification and warming, sea-level rise and coastal erosion and all water bodies will be affected by flooding, eutrophication and pollution, with important effects on ecosystem services, fish and shellfish stocks and food security.
Climate change, depletion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, food security and safety, environmental pollution and waste represent important sustainability challenges for further expansion of European aquaculture and the ambition of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy. It will be necessary for the sector to address these externalities, but also focus on the way in which we chose, use and re-use resources, as we move towards a circular Blue economy.
How aquaculture is facing these challenges, and the solutions put in place to develop a sustainable, responsible and productive and climate neutral European aquaculture sector for key marine and freshwater fish, shellfish and algal species are the main themes for AE2022 event in Rimini.
The AE2022 parallel sessions will cover the full scope of European aquaculture and will comprise submitted oral and ePoster presentations. AE2022 will also feature an international trade exhibition, industry forum, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops and updates on EU research.
September 2022 Rimini, Italy
An overview of the short term scenarios of how climate changes will affect temperature, sea level, severe weather, flooding, erosion, acidification for the Med and Adriatic. Followed by specific aquaculture climate impacts and challenges - with case studies of iconic fish and shellfish species.
The Circular Economy and its related Action Plan is high on the European political agenda and the subject of several research initiatives. But how does policy translate to practice and what does circularity really mean for aquaculture? Moderated by Geert Wiegertjes of Wageningen University, this panel discussion will address important questions that need answers, if this concept is to be enshrined in European aquaculture production practices. Panellists: Yolanda Morales, Roy Koushik and Brian Thomsen.
Following a short video introduction of Big Data in the marine and maritime sectors, the plenary will then dive into applications developed by an Italian company WSENSE to provide innovative tools for blue marine sectors, with case studies from Northern and Southern Europe.
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