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What is the Blue Bioeconomy?

How do we both produce and profit from farming the land and the oceans? Watch the video!
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Welcome to SUREAQUA!

IRIS and NordForsk have finalised the contract establishing SUREAQUA, a Nordic Centre of Excellence on the bioeconomy
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The Faces of SUREAQUA - Fiona Provan and Elisa Ravagnan

Facilitating innovative and interdisciplinary collaboration in the Nordic bioeconomy.
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The Faces of SUREAQUA - Bodil Larsen and Peter Skov

Theme 1 on Technology and Biorefinery will be led by Bodil Larsen along with Peter Skov, from the Danish Technical University-Aqua.
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The Faces of SUREAQUA - Thierry Baussant

Theme 2 on Environmental Quality and Sustainability will be led by Thierry Baussant from the International Research Institute of Stavanger.
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The Faces of SUREAQUA - Pirjo Honkanen

Theme 3 on Social and Economic Sustainability will be led byPirjo Honkanen from NOFIMA.
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The Faces of SUREAQUA - Sam Dupont

Theme 4 on Governance and Communication will be led by Sam Dupont from the University of Gothenburg.

The Faces of SUREAQUA - Jenny Emnéus

In addition to her technical contributions, Dr. Emnéus from the Technical University of Denmark-Nanotech will be coordinating the educational aspect of SUREAQUA.

Opening Symposium 25-26 September

Take a look at the presentations here.


The new issue of NordForsk Magazine is out!
Read about NordForsk's 3 new Centres of Excellence, including SUREAQUA
SUREAQUA on the news: NRK Rogaland
NRK visits SUREAQUA's Opening Symposium
SUREAQUA Officially Open
IRIS article on the Opening Symposium
IRIS will be present at “Det marine vestlands felleststand” at Aqua Nor in Trondheim, Aug 14-17
EC launches Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre
The European Commission has launched a Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre that provides scientific data and background information to facilitate informed policy decisions.

the bioeconomy

How renewable biological resources convert into food, feed, bio-based commodities and bio-energy. 

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General Inquiries:

Fiona Provan, Centre Leader:
(+47) 51 87 55 37 /

Elisa Ravagnan, Centre Co-Leader:
(+47) 46 90 22 55 /

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