How the Blue Bioeconomy will benefit marine life in the Gaeltacht

21 October, 2021

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Údarás na Gaeltachta, in conjunction with the Páirc na Mara Marine Innovation Development Centre and the Marine Institute, is hosting an event on all things bioeconomy on Friday October 22nd 2021 as part of Bioeconomy Ireland Week.

The event will explain what is involved in the Blue Bioeconomy, the relevant supports available and an overview of projects and businesses already operating within the industry.  It event will be hosted by Marine Scientist and Influencer Finn Van Der Aar from Saltwater Stories and will feature industry experts, businesses and consultants.

The majority of Gaeltacht areas are dotted along the coast of Ireland and are therefore in the best possible position to reap the benefits of the Blue Bioeconomy which is the commercial use of resources such as algae, mussels or jellyfish and turning them into a wide variety of products and services such as food, feed, biobased materials and bioenergy.

Those interested in attending the online event can register here:

Bioeconomy – The Blue Economy 10.00 – 11.30

Agenda Speaker
Open & Introduction Finn van der Aar, Marine Scientist, Writer & Speaker – Saltwater Stories
The Blue Bioeconomy Dr. Mark White, Director of Enterprise, Employment and Property – Údarás na Gaeltachta
National Support Majbritt Bolton-Warberg, Blue Bioeconomy Programme Manager – Marine Institute
Supporting Innovation Cliodhna Ní Ghríofa, Business Development Manager – MIDC Páirc na Mara
Marine Ireland Industry Network Liam Curran, Senior Technologist – Enterprise Ireland
High-value Targeted Seaweed Products Maeve Edwards, Founding Director – Irish Seaweed Consultancy Ltd
Community Project Opportunities Colin Hannon, Research fellow at the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre GMIT