Ilaria Nardello

A Sea of Opportunity

The context was symbolic, the island of Malta rightfully sitting in the middle of the Mediterrean basin, between the Southernmost European countries and Northern Africa. An ideal c...

Growing Little Blue Companies

The Atlantic BlueTech Project questioned the maturity of this sector, in the Atlantic regions of France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the UK. Dominated by small and micro enterpris...

A Marketable Seaweed Production

The global demand for seaweed biomass is rising. According to recent figures from the FAO (2014), about 25 million tonnes of seaweeds and other algae are utilized annually: used as...

The Blue Economy Is Worth 500 Billion Euro

According to the Commission, sea-related industries and their services generated between 3% and 5% of Europe’s GDP, in 2007: spanning from the 1.2% of GDP of Ireland’s ocean econom...

In Iceland, Cod is king

“While in typical North Atlantic fisheries, the head, gut and bones of every cod are discarded, in Icelandic fisheries we have become used to making money out of many of these by-p...

Turnkey Seaweed Farms

Joining up the thinking capacity of textile specialists, biologists and health & food seaweed application specialists, with the production capabilities and business experience of a...

Missing the Blue

Italy’s regions launched a public consultation, a referendum, concerning the drilling rights of companies mining for oil and gas off-shore, within 12 miles of the beautiful Italian...

Portugal Returns to Sea

The Portuguese national marine jurisdiction is one of the largest in Europe, 18 times the size of the country’s emerged land. However, in the past thirty years, possibly since it...

Marine Biomass: An Unconventional Wealth

In fact, the ocean capacity is far from infinite and investigations in its ecosystems have shown the large impact of those man-made environmental condition changes, such as polluti...