Fig.1 Illustration showing an offshore wind farm (OWF), WIN@sea, a multiuse host partner. Aquaculture installations with Low Trophic Aquaculture (LTA) organisms, like macroalgae and bivalves, are to be set up on the sites of the wind farm operator in a multi-use character.
Establishment of 3 pilot demonstration sites where seaweed and bivalves will be farmed within an OWF (Germany/North Sea and Denmark/Baltic) or in combination with finfish aquaculture (Estonia/Baltic).
Identify suitable locations for multi-purpose uses of the marine space that can support the future development of low-impact and low-carbon uses in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
Assessment of the suitability of multi-purpose use locations for the industrial production of low trophic species of economic interest in the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
Develop a robotics and model-based monitoring, forecasting and assessment capacity for enabling corresponding services for aquafarms and decision makers
Develop a data-based management support system enabling a market-wide monitoring and data analysis for aquaculture, offering services, including risk analysis, to aquaculture producers for monitoring, minimizing diseases and alien species, managing inputs, optimizing sustainable production and demand management.
Performing a Cradle-to-Cradle System level LCA and multi-actor TEA to ensure economic viability for all actors along the value chains as well as documenting system value of the circular resource management systems and their contribution to growth positive values beyond financial profits.
Co-create holistic multi-level governance solutions for innovations in offshore seaweed and shellfish farming within windmill farms by comparatively assessing the governance structures in the 3 pilot sites, at all relevant levels from local to global, and involving all relevant stakeholders from science, policy, industry, society.
Foster communication and interaction with the sector to properly warrant their needs, provide recommendations, and transfer the project outputs to both private and public stakeholders.
These specific objectives closely address the consortium’s identified main barriers to be overcome, expand and commercialize offshore seaweed and bivalve farming within wind farms and in integrated concepts. OLAMUR deliverables include data, tools, information on governance and sustainability, insights and technologies that are needed by offshore LTA value chain stakeholders to overcome extant barriers for upscaling and commercialization. Furthermore, market opportunities, risk management strategies and training will be provided. In this way, OLAMUR will contribute to a robust development of offshore LTA within wind or fish farms, which could enhance European feed and food security whilst reducing the environmental footprints and contributing to the blue circular bioeconomy.