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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Data drives Bloomberg’s support for climate solutions

Rhett Butler Fisheries & Aquaculture

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the foundation launched by businessman and former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations. One of its priority focal areas is the environment: specifically combating climate change by accelerating the transition to clean energy, greening the world’s cities, and protecting the health and productivity of oceans.

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Proserv, Synaptec Developing Cable Monitoring Solution for Offshore Wind

Marine Technology News Energy Solutions

Controls technology company Proserv Controls has teamed up with power system monitoring firm Synaptec to develop a cable monitoring system for offshore wind farms.

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Macquarie and Siemens announce major energy-as-a-service joint venture

Toby Hill, Business Green Energy Solutions

Investment bank Macquarie and German tech giant Siemens have teamed up to launch a new flexible energy joint venture, Calibrant Energy, in a bid to offer comprehensive energy-as-a-service (EaaS) solutions for corporate and industrial clients as well as municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals.

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UK firm Carbon8 to deploy carbon capture technology at Dutch energy plant

Toby Hill, Business Green Energy Solutions

A UK firm pioneering carbon capture storage and utilisation (CCUS) technology is set to deploy its equipment for the first time at a Dutch power plant that generates energy from waste, it announced this week.

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5 economic opportunities for a sustainable ocean economy

World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

The ocean economy is one that has been overlooked by COVID-19 stimulus packages to date, write World Resources Institute experts. However, supporting the ocean economy has significant benefits, with every $1 invested returning $5.

Here are 5 ocean priorities can help its economic output and support the wider economy.

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Baker Hughes Launches Subsea Wellhead Cutting System

Marine Technology News

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes has launched a vessel-deployed subsea wellhead cutting system called the Terminator.

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If we want to stop the Climate Crisis, we need to look towards our oceans

Tiffany Duong, Investable Oceans

During climate week and beyond, we must protect our oceans alongside our climate

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Why demand for seaweed is about to boom

CNBC Fisheries & Aquaculture

Seaweed is used in more than just sushi. It can be found in almond milk, baby food and lotion. Kelp is used in medicine, animal feed, fertilizer and even as a biofuel.

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Newcastle University study reveals how seaweed could change the way we wash our clothes

Ian Johnson, Press Association Plastics & Pollution

An enzyme made by bacteria living on seaweed is being used to make environmentally-friendly laundry detergents.

 

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Exclusive: Credit Suisse launches ocean engagement fund with Rockefeller AM

Margaryta Kirakosian, Citywire

Credit Suisse has partnered with Rockefeller Asset Management to launch a thematic equity fund that focuses on ocean preservation, Citywire Selector has learned.

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The ocean farmers trying to save the world with seaweed

MÉLISSA GODIN for TIME Fisheries & Aquaculture

As climate change wreaks havoc on ecosystems across the planet, the world is turning to seaweed as a potential climate change solution

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Grieg Seafood granted five new licenses to farm 30,000 tonnes of salmon in Newfoundland

Editorial staff, Salmon Business Fisheries & Aquaculture

Long-term annual harvest potential of 30,000-45,000 tonnes.

In a press release on the Oslo Stock Exchange, Grieg Seafood writes that it has been granted five new farming licenses in Newfoundland, Canada, reaching eight licenses in the region, corresponding to a total production capacity of up to 30 000 tonnes of the annual harvest.

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Global investors boost New Zealand red seaweed farming venture

Writing staff, NZ Herald Fisheries & Aquaculture

Aquaculture startup CH4 Global is increasing its New Zealand operations to turn sustainable red seaweed into methane-busting livestock feed.

 

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Mussels to be poured on mussel shell reef to revive 'devastated' population

Chloe Ranford Fisheries & Aquaculture

A boatload of mussel shells have been sunk off Marlborough’s shores to create a reef that will help revive marine life and a multimillion-dollar industry.

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Silicon Valley billionaires want to geoengineer the world's oceans

Mark Harris Energy Solutions

Should billionaires be able to start tinkering with the climate without asking the rest of us?

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Why science and innovation are crucial for a blue recovery

WORLD OCEAN INITIATIVE Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

The latest World Ocean Initiative webinar highlights recent developments in promoting ocean science, developing technological innovations and boosting financing instruments.

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Why science and innovation are crucial for a blue recovery

World Ocean Initiative

As part of the Blue Recovery Series, the World Ocean Initiative hosted a webinar on the roles of science, innovation and investment in establishing a sustainable ocean economy in the post-coronavirus period.

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Seaweed: The food and fuel of the future?

Adrienne Murray Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture

Seaweed production has boomed. Between 2005 and 2015 volumes doubled, surpassing 30 million tonnes annually, reports the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization.

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Can sustainable aquaculture feed the world?

James Richens Fisheries & Aquaculture

With wild-fish stocks falling, a huge increase in farmed fish will be needed to meet the protein needs of the planet. James Richens reports on how the search for sustainable sources is focusing on the deep oceans, on land and even the laboratory

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Devastated by pandemic, tourism sector must be rebuilt in a safe, equitable and climate friendly way

UN News Tourism

Tourism is much more than visiting cultural landmarks or swimming in tropical beaches; it is “one of the world’s most important economic sectors”, the UN chief said.

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