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DELIVERING INNOVATION

in Sustainable Seafood & Renewable Energy Production for a Marine Nation

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SOLUTIONS TO MEET GLOBAL DEMAND FOR FOOD AND ENERGY

Australia has the third largest Exclusive Economic Zone with over 80% being classified as offshore, beyond two nautical miles from the coast and subject to oceanic waves, tidal currents and wind. Renewable energy from these sources can be captured and converted into electricity for both onshore and offshore use, as well as transformed into energy ‘carriers’ such as hydrogen, for storage or export.

Australian aquaculture is challenged by the lack of suitable inshore sites and the knowledge to operate effectively in remote and/or exposed offshore environments. By overcoming these challenges, Australia can substantially develop its tropical, sub-tropical and temperate aquaculture industries.

The Blue Economy CRC will, for the first time bring the aquaculture and renewable energy sectors together to address the challenges of offshore food and energy production, that leverages the benefits of colocation, vertical integration, infrastructure and shared services. Offshore engineering will be central to this emergence, leveraging decades of experience drawn from the shipping, defence, oil and gas industries.

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OUR PURPOSE

To perform world class, collaborative, industry focused research and training that underpins the growth of the Blue Economy through increased offshore sustainable aquaculture and renewable energy production.

PhD Scholars Program

The Blue Economy CRC places heavy emphasis on Education & Training, with an unprecedented scale of research opportunities on offer, including fully funded Higher Degree by Research (HDR) PhD scholarships across its five research programs.

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Current Scoping Study Projects

The Blue Economy CRC industry-focused Scoping Study Projects are spread across the five BECRC research program areas involving collaboration between industry and research partners and will guide the CRC’s future.

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RESEARCH AREAS

The Blue Economy CRC will develop innovative and sustainable offshore industries to increase Australian seafood and marine renewable energy production through five research programs:

OFFSHORE ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY

SEAFOOD & MARINE

OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

ENVIRONMENT & ECOSYSTEMS

SUSTAINABLE OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENTS

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Dr John Whittington

CEO
Blue Economy CRC

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Professor Irene Penesis

Research Director
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