Numero #45

2023 Ocean

The ocean is still an undiscovered world, yet it accounts for 90% of the biosphere, covers 71% of the earth's surface, absorbs 50% of greenhouse gas emissions and provides more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe. It is also a source of sustenance and development for human civilisation, as long as its balance is not compromised. Issue 45 of Renewable Matter is a voyage into the complicated relationship between man and the sea, following the route of an increasingly sustainable blue economy.



The Ocean Inside
Emanuele Bompan

An Interdependent Relationship
Suilvestro Greco, Franco Fassio



Fragility in the Depths
Giorgia Marino. Interview with Diva Amon

The Sea Will Give us Water, Food, Energy
Tosca Ballerini. Interview with Roberto Danovaro

Calculating the Incalculable: How Much Is the Ocean Worth?
Emanuele Bompan. Interview with Peter Haugan

The Importance of Ocean Education
Interview with Francesca Santoro



Submerged Illegality
Giorgio Kaldor

All the Discarded Good from the Seafood Industry
Simone Fant

The Blue Tick Label Dilemma
Ferdinando Cotugno

A Future Made of Algae
Antonella Ilaria Totaro

Restoring the Ocean for Our Future
Valeria Barbi

Diving in Plastics
Giorgia Marino

Can Whales Save the World?
Lucrezia Lenardon

A Tide of Energy
Sergio Ferraris

Steering towards Decarbonisation
Giorgio Kaldor

How Can We Boost the Sustainability of Ports?
Tosca Ballerini

Blue Economy in the Netherlands: A Sea of Potential
Antonella Ilaria Totaro



A Deal for the Sustainable Management of Italy’s Seas
Tosca Ballerini

Delicius, the Sustainable Anchovies
Simone Fant

Cold Ironing: Enel’s Route towards Carbon Disengagement
Editorial Staff

Biolubricants to Limit Marine Pollution
Editorial Staff


by Antonella Ilaria Totaro
AI and Satellite Remote Sensing in Support of Fish Farmers with Aquaconnect
Plant-based and Lab-grown Fish Products with Finless Food
Pesky Fish: The Catch of the Day without Intermediaries, Against Waste and Bycatch
Regenerative Aquaculture and Certified Seafood Delivery with Seatopia


Ocean Forests for Food, Feed and Fuel:A Low-emissions Resource?
Laxmi Haigh


Ocean Sustainability Plays Out in the High Seas
Francesco Petrucci