Monday, October 04 2021 | Thursday, October 07 2021 | Funchal, Madeira

Oceans of Opportunity

Europe faces important societal challenges arising from global environmental and social-economical threats. These include climate change, depletion of natural resources including water and energy, pollution, food security and safety and human migrations. In many ways, these challenges are more obvious in Southern Europe, at the frontier between two asymmetric continents, regarding population growth, education, land and water availability/uses, food production and economics.

But Europe, and particularly the European Union, is also in the forefront in facing these challenges with innovative policies regarding environmental protection, sustainable use of living resources, marine and coastal planning and leading technological developments and innovation.

Aquaculture has a clear place in securing food production in Europe and presents “Oceans of Opportunities” for development and investment if given the political and social licence to expand and develop, with public awareness/acceptance of its role. Aquaculture Europe 2021 will explore those oceans from the unique island that is Madeira.

Project Coordinator Leire Arantzamendi will present the BIOGEARS project at the AQUACULTURE ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS session taking place at 9:00 Thursday 7th October. 

Last edited 03/09/2021