Join the Ocean Partnerships Network for another online Speed Networking event over lunchtime! After a 10 minute introduction to this month’s theme, the Speed Networking begins and you will be paired up with different people for 7 minutes at a time over the course of the hour. A fantastic way to meet people outside your usual network!
Our aim is to connect people and foster collaborations. Ocean Partnerships recognises the need for practitioners from different disciplines to interact, exchange experiences and ideas. Based on key marine related themes, our events are designed to provide opportunities for people from the sciences, arts, policy, private and public sectors to discuss topics of interest, network and just have fun!
This month’s theme has been chosen by Dr Andrew Blight, Lecturer at the School of Biology, University of St Andrews:
Seaweed: to farm or not to farm?
There is growing interest in the sustainable use of seaweed or seaweed products for use in food, skincare or other health industries. Much of the industry in Scotland is based around wild harvest of seaweeds from intertidal habitats. However, there is growing interest in the development of nearshore seaweed farms to boost this industry.
Wild harvesting or seaweed farms are viewed as sustainable practices which utilise what is considered to be an abundant ocean resource. This discussion session will examine some of the benefits and potential impacts of this industry and what can be done to make sure this practice remains sustainable.
Join us as we examine some of the benefits and potential impacts of this industry and what can be done to make sure this practice remains sustainable.
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