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Ocean Ecology Ltd opens office at the EMSP

Established in 2013, Ocean Ecology Limited (OEL) set out to work with the UK’s most forward-thinking organisations making use of and regulating the marine environment. It has since worked on a number of the UK's most significant marine infrastructure projects and with the majority of the UK government's regulatory bodies.

From its base by the River Severn in Gloucestershire, the company has just opened a Scottish office in The Moorings co-working suite at the European Marine Science Park.

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HIE announces £4.5million investment in EMSP

More than £4.5m is to be invested in expanding the marine enterprise cluster in Argyll, in a move that is expected to create more than 30 well-paid jobs.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has approved the funding for two new stages in its development of the European Marine Science Park (EMSP) at Dunstaffnage near Oban.

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Come and join the marine business community at Malin House!

From January 2021 we will have 2 large office suites to let in the marine business hub at the European Marine Science Park.

It’s not just the modern working environment you’d expect....

but a welcome abord the on-site marine science research, teaching and business community, anchored by the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS/UHI).

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SAIC membership leaps as aquaculture targets innovative future.

SAIC – the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre – has reached a significant milestone in its membership base, as Scotland’s aquaculture sector increasingly looks to collaborative innovation to deliver sustainable growth.

Malin Group, the marine engineering specialist, and Isle of Skye Mussel Company – one of Scotland’s burgeoning community of seafood small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – have joined SAIC’s consortium, taking its membership beyond 150 organisations for the first time.

The consortium acts as a connecting point for different parts of the sector, including seafood producers, supply chain companies, regulators, and the public sector. Beyond aquaculture, sectors represented range from biotechnology, subsea companies, and equipment suppliers, to logistics firms and retailers.

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IBioIC's 7th Annual Conference - open for registrations

IBioIC’s annual conference is the largest industrial biotechnology conference in the UK.

IBioIC's 7th Annual Conference will return in February 2021 with an impressive line up of high-profile speakers and more of the high-value networking opportunities the community has come to expect from this event.

The seventh IBioIC annual conference will be hosted virtually given the uncertainties around COVID-19, and will take place on 10 and 11 February 2021.

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Insect Farming - Introduction Events with Zero Waste Scotland

Both agriculture and aquaculture – or fish farms – have worked hard to maximise sustainability in recent years, but there is still a growing need for more sustainable sources of feed proteins to reduce pressure on the environment, support biodiversity, and help fight the climate crisis. Insects could play a valuable role as an alternative feedstock for fish, poultry and pigs – while they can also be used to make pet food.

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Scotland's Countdown to COP26 - on line conference 3 Nov

Scotland’s Innovation Centres have teamed up with The Herald for a special, one-day, online conference on 3 November 2020 to explore innovation, inclusive growth, cultural change around climate action, and ultimately, how collaboration could achieve national net zero targets.
SAMS researchers Dr Adam Hughes and Prof Michele Stanley will speak on blue economy themes.

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SAMS Researchers to investigate impact of ‘COVID-shock’ on UK seafood sector

The seafood sector incorporates significant processing and logistics operations within the supply chain, which begins with farming and fishing and ends with supermarkets, fishmongers and restaurants.
Analysis of the previous economic crash in 2008 showed huge implications for the seafood sector, which also needed a longer recovery time than other industries. There is also a great deal of uncertainty within the industry over a looming post-Brexit end to the transition period.

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