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Offshore low-trophic aquaculture in multi-use scenario realisation


Project timeline
January 2023
48 months
December 2026
General Information
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 wind farm areas and integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA). The main objective of OLAMUR is to bring together multi-use low-trophic aquaculture (MU-LTA) related key sectors, to demonstrate sustainable commercial solutions for both the North and the Baltic Sea. OLAMUR will establish three pilot demonstration sites where seaweed and blue mussels will be grown within windfarms or in the vicinity of a trout farm. The wind farm pilot sites are located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea north of Helgoland, in the Danish EEZ of the Baltic Sea at Kriegers Flak and the third pilot demonstration site will be next to a trout farm in the Estonian Sea near the Port of Veere. All data, information, products and standards for establishing, operating and evaluating will be monitored, simulated, stored and customized as an “OLAMUR digital MULTA farm service”. This will provide a solid basis for MU-LTA upscaling. Through a transdisciplinary holistic approach, OLAMUR will ensure severe contributions towards demonstrating and documenting the possibilities for low impact co-use of the marine space. 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 3 pilots that will serve as testing and demonstration sites. 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.

Hereon (Joanna Staneva) co-leads Workpackage 4 on Environmental monitoring, forecasting and assessment, in which Department KDD is involved in robotics-based monitoring technology optimization, field monitoring design and data collection; and Department KSD in developing a forecast systems resolving farm impacts, forecast demonstration and validation. KSD leads the task on physical and environmental impact assessment.

Hereon also contribiutes to (i) multi-use pilot farms organisation, implementation and operation, for the German Bight Pilot, in development of joint-use scenarios, synergies and safe operating procedures , (ii)service development; and (ii) communication, dissemination and exploitation of the outcome of OLAMUR.

This project is funded within the Horizon Europe Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaHORIZON-MISS-2021-OCEAN-04-01
Project TypeInnovation Action (IA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 101094065
Co-ordinatorHavforskningsinstituttet (NO)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Joanna Staneva, Institute of Coastal Systems - Analysis and Modeling, Department Hydrodynamics and Data Assimilation (KSD), Phone: +49 4152 87 1804; and Dr. Jochen Horstmann, Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Department Ocean Surface Dynamics (KDD) Phone: +49 4152 87 1830
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Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung AWI (DE), Ösel Aquafarms OÜ (EE), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), ETT SPA (IT), GCF-Global Climate Forum EV (DE), Havforskningsinstituttet (NO), Kattegatcentrets Driftsfond (DK), Köbenhavns Universitet (DK), Kerteminde Seafarm Aps (DK), Klaipedos Universitetas (LT), Leroy Seafood Group ASA (NO), Maritime Robotics AS (NO), Nordfriesische Seemuschel GmbH (DE), Plateforme Technologique et de L'Innovation De L'Aquaculture Europeenne ASBL (BE), Redstorm OÜ (EE), SINTEF OCEAN AS (NO), Skarv Technologies AS (NO), Stiftelsen Voice of the Ocean (SE), Technical University of Denmark (DK), University of Aarhus (DK), University of Tartu (EE), Vattenfall Europe Windkraft GmBH (DE), WindMW Service GmbH (DE), Wyk 8 Muschelfischereibetrieb GmbH (DE)
OLAMUR website
Last Update: 08. January 2024