As our world’s population continues to increase, we will be adding 2-3 billion people by 2050. Therefore, resources have to be shared and protected. Our research is the key to building foundations to save resources and develop systems which can self-regenerate.
As our world’s population continues to increase, we will be adding 2-3 billion people by 2050. Therefore, resources have to be shared and protected.
Aquaculture is one component to achieve this goal. We are currently working on resource protection technology, where we bring aquatic, marine, and ecotoxicological sciences together. The basic idea behind this approach is that standardised systems that we know e.g. from the ecotox science allows us to calculate environmental risk and predict responses of animals and plants to environmental change. It is now very apparent that climate change significantly affects most ecosystems resulting in potentially dramatic changes of food webs. Our focus is to effectively use aquaculture and at the same time protect natural resources. This might be realised by circulation systems with minimum input of natural resources and avoidance of waste products that have toxic effects on the environment. With our partners we are able to provide large freshwater and seawater tanks for aquaculture testing.