Quick Dips
Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Green Fuel For A Blue Future: The Shipping Industry’s Shift Towards Decarbonisation

Economic Impact Energy Solutions

Panellists at the 2022 World Ocean Summit discuss measures needed to boost the uptake of green fuels in shipping

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Blue Briefs: What is Investable Oceans?

Marilu Cristina Flores, Investable Oceans

What makes investable oceans different from the many other organizations doing good work for our oceans? While we are an active ocean hub that celebrates the ocean and brings you into the blue with us, there’s more than that. We’re focused on active, market-based solutions that help our blue planet. We do this by simplifying and accelerating sustainable investments in oceans. 

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Blue Briefs: Blue Economy

Marilu Cristina Flores, Investable Oceans Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Tourism

Our ocean anchors a multi-trillion dollar economy that continues to grow — providing us with the air we breathe, the food we eat, and inspiring travel and recreation. 

The Investable Oceans team keeps its thumb on the pulse of some of the latest trends, technologies, and innovations in the Blue Economy space we're thrilled to share our top picks with you!


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Hofseth Biocare Sees Stars Starting to Align for Upcycled Ingredients

Stephen Daniells Energy Solutions Plastics & Pollution

With a full suite a successful New Dietary Ingredient Notifications (NDINs) and steady stream of peer-reviewed publications substantiating its claims, Hofseth Biocare (HBC) is feeling bullish about its portfolio of upcycled ingredients.

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Ocean Investing Coming Into Focus

Nasdaq Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports Tourism

Oceans and other bodies of water cover a vast majority of Earth, but a case can be made that investors’ portfolios are too dry when it comes to sustainable ocean investing concepts.

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Bioplastics Made of Bacteria to Reduce Plastic Waste in Oceans

University of rochester Plastics & Pollution

The Nereid Biomaterials team, including Rochester biologist Anne S. Meyer, has created the first ocean instrument made with 3D-printed internal parts composed of bioplastics.

The instrument will be replicated and deployed in swarms to enable distributed measurements of the ocean carbon cycle. But because they will be made of bioplastic designed to degrade in oceans, the instruments will not add to the growing problem of (nondegradable) plastic marine pollution. Future applications may extend well beyond ocean instrumentation.

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Hidden Forests Found Deep Beneath The Ocean Cover Twice The Area of India

Extension 13 Tourism

Hidden Forests Found Deep Beneath The Ocean Cover Twice The Area of India

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Startup Raises $1 Million to Sink Seaweed

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Seaweed Generation, a UK start up that sinks Sargassum into the deep ocean for CO2 removal, has raised $1 million from AeraVC and Graph Ventures to scale its novel carbon removal technology.

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Decarbonisation of Shipping: The Challenges of Getting into Action

Andreas Nordseth, World Ocean Summit Shipping & Ports

A guest blog by World Ocean Summit speaker Andreas Nordseth, director-general of the Danish Maritime Authority

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Cell-based Eel Startup Boasts New Cultivation Tech

The Fish Site Fisheries & Aquaculture

Israeli food tech startup Forsea Foods has developed an innovative method for creating cell-cultured eel meat that relies on fewer growth factors.

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What’s the Value of Carbon?

Pedro Ahlers, World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

To understand and maximize the value of carbon economically, it must be priced correctly, and be subject to global and universal standards.

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Solving the Plastic Crisis Through Community Empowerment

Libby Leonard, EcoWatch Plastics & Pollution

A report from the United Nations, polluting facilities and industries — particularly the companies drilling for the oil that helps make plastic — are often placed in vulnerable communities, who are now subject to toxins from plastic incineration as well as other hazards from disposal.

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Indigenous-Led Solutions Essential to Reversing Plastic Pollution, Researchers Say

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, EcoWatch Plastics & Pollution

A new paper explores that making the rights and needs of Indigenous people a priority is essential to turning the tide of plastic pollution and putting a stop to plastic dumping on Te Moananui.

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Fuelling Sustainable Aviation for the Long Haul

World Economic Forum Energy Solutions Tourism

An article by the World Economic Forum that outlines the efforts of more than 100 companies working together to power global aviation with 10% sustainable aviation fuel by 2030.

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Sustainable Ocean Investing Goes Mainstream

Ted Janulis, World Economic Forum

Market-based sustainable ocean investing is surging, with opportunities across all sectors and asset classes of the blue economy.

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Dutch Seaweed Farmers Complete World’s First Offshore Mechanical Harvest

Peter Cluskey, The Irish Times Fisheries & Aquaculture

Dutch seaweed farmers complete world’s first offshore mechanical harvest. Feat marks first step towards large-scale development of commercial seaweed farms in North Sea, says farmers’ group.

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UNDP launches second cohort of Ocean Innovators

Sangita Khadka Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Plastics & Pollution

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) introduces its second cohort of 10 ocean innovators.

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New Wood Chip Carrier Will Collect Ocean Microplastics

Marine Technology News Plastics & Pollution Shipping & Ports

News story on a new wood chip carrier which will collect ocean microplastics.

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What is Wave Energy?

Ryan Ono, The Ocean Conservancy Energy Solutions

The Ocean Conservancy breaks down wave energy.

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5 innovators adding value to plastic waste and improving working conditions

Seruni Putri Soewondo, World Economic Forum Plastics & Pollution

Plastic waste pollution in Southeast Asia is at alarming levels and thus calls for urgent solutions.

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