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Kick-off for The Norwegian Seaweed Biorefinery Platform
On the 27 May the knowledge platform termed "The Norwegian Seaweed Biorefinery Platform (SBP-N)" had its kick-off at SINTEF Sealab.
Received prestigious award
Senior Researcher Rachel Tiller received the prestigious Fulbright Arctic Chair Award for 2018-2019. She will be a Visiting Scholar at the Maritime Studies Program at Texas A&M University at Galveston outside Houston.
The Socio-Economic Relevance of Jellyfish
Jellyfish populations have exploded in many Norwegian fjords in recent years. For more than ten years the inner Trondheimsfjord ecosystem has been dominated by the big jellyfish Periphylla periphylla. Fishing nets are filled with this species that currently has little economic value. Furthermore, removing jellyfish from fishing nets adds hours of work to the fisherman’s day.
Lobster farming breakthrough
Researchers have recently succeeded in doubling survival rates among lobster larvae under farmed conditions. This could boost populations of a species threatened in the wild.