Aquaculture Europe 2023

September 18 - 21, 2023


Add To Calendar 21/09/2023 10:15:0021/09/2023 10:30:00Europe/ViennaAquaculture Europe 2023OFFSHORE LOW-TROPHIC AQUACULTURE IN MULTI-USE SCENARIO REALISATIONClub & BrasserieThe European Aquaculture Societywebmaster@aquaeas.orgfalseDD/MM/YYYYaaVZHLXMfzTRLzDrHmAi181982


Bela H. Buck1,2*, David Bassett3, Annette Bruhn4,5, Dorothy Dankel6, Antonio Aguera Garcia7, Anita Jacobsen7, Marie Maar8, Georg Martin9, Antonio Novellino10, Jun She10, Øivind Strand7, Marianne Thomsen11, Øivind Bergh7


1 Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Am Handelshafen 12,

  27570 Bremerhaven Germany

2 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, An der Karlstadt 8, 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany

3 EATiP, Square de la Paix 28, B-4031 Liege, Belgium

4 Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, CF Møllers Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

5 Centre for Circular Bioeconomy (CBIO), Aarhus University, Denmark

6 SINTEF OCEAN AS, Klima og Miljø, PO Box 4762 Torgarden, 7465 Trondheim

7 Institute of Marine Research, PO Box 1870 Nordnes, 5817 Bergen Norway

8 University of Aarhus, Department of Ecoscience, Applied Ecology and Modelling. Bld 7411,

  4000 Roskilde, Denmark

9 Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu, Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia

10 Danish Meteorological Institute, Lyngbyvej 100 Copenhagen 2100, Denmark

11 University of Copenhagen, Department of Food Science, Rolighetsvej 26, 1958 Fredriksberg, C,






Global food security, human health and well-being are at serious jeopardy, as marine resource production can no longer be sustained by ecosystems and natural fisheries production only. Broad evidence supports the potential of low trophic aquatic food to reduce food and nutrition insecurity (SDG 2) in a changing climate, while we hypothesize restorative impacts on natural ecosystem services by contributing to SDG 12, 13 and 14.

Expansion of low trophic aquaculture (LTA) for increasing seafood production are faced with opportunities in unexploited regions and environments and maximizing benefits of marine space by considering low impact multi-use (MU) of space such as combining offshore wind farm (OWF) areas and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA).

Details of the project

In the following, the EU-funded OLAMUR (Offshore Low-trophic Aquaculture in Multi-Use Scenario Realisation) project will be presented. The main objective of OLAMUR is to bring together MU-LTA related key sectors, to demonstrate sustainable commercial solutions for both the North and the Baltic Sea. All data, information, products and standards for establishing, operating and evaluating will be monitored, simulated, stored and customized as an “OLAMUR digital MU-LTA farm service” (Fig. 1). This will provide a solid basis for MU-LTA upscaling. Through a transdisciplinary holistic approach, OLAMUR will ensure substantial contributions towards demonstrating and documenting the possibilities for low impact co-use of the marine space. Multi-disciplinary data will be collected and integrated from the demonstration sites via monitoring and modelling efforts. A databased service system will be developed for policymakers for knowledge-based decisions, and innovative governance/policy arrangements will be developed towards achieving a holistic, effective and sustainable solution for multiple uses. OLAMUR will focus on three pilots that will serve as testing and demonstration sites. Two of these pilot studies are located in the Baltic Sea (Denmark and Estonia) and one study is being conducted in the North Sea (Germany) (Fig. 2). Strategies are being developed for multi-use of OWF and seaweed as well as bivalve aquaculture, and the combination of existing fish farms and the multi-use with seaweed and mussels.

An important pathway towards impact in OLAMUR is the science-policy-industry-community interface. With that, OLAMUR ensures advancement in developing optimal and carbon-neutral use and enabling a quantum leap towards long-term sustainable, healthy and rich European marine spaces.

Funding Details

The OLAMUR project has 25 partners from eight nations, which deal with the topics of technical realization in the wind farms, as well as site selection, LTA performance, environmental monitoring, and much more. The OLAMUR project is funded by the European Union, grant no. 101094065.