Offshore Aquaculture Units and Support Vessels: Challenges and Industry Approaches

The Blue Economy CRC will host a public webinar on Wednesday 11th November from 4-5pm AEDT on the challenges and different industry approaches to offshore aquaculture units and support vessels.

Facilitated by the Blue Economy CRC Research Director, Professor Irene Penesis, you will hear from two industry experts talking about these aspects and challenges and the current industry approaches to these issues.

The Offshore Aquaculture Units and Support Vessels webinar is presented by Mr Per Arild Åland who will discuss the DNV.GL approach to de-risking offshore aquaculture units by applying tried-and-tested maritime classification concepts.

As Mr Per Arild Åland states “Offshore fish farming is an efficient solution to increase farmed sea food production while maintaining environmental sustainability and fish health.”

“Moving salmon farming further offshore triggers a need for more advanced structures, as well as new concepts for service and transportation vessels in aquaculture.”

Mr Ben Corden-McKinley from BMT will follow, discussing design for the safe transfer of crew to offshore wind farms – vessel design requirements and what crew transfer requirements are expected for offshore aquaculture operations.

Registrations are now open.

Visit the webinar event page for more information, speaker bios and to register. The webinar will be made available via our website for those who cannot attend.