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Call for tenders Scaling-up EU cultivation of shellfish and algae

Biomass provides about 60% of the EU’s renewable energy. Scenarios for meeting the EU’s objective of carbon neutrality by 2050 suggest that more will be needed which puts pressure on land resources. Can we get more food from the ocea?


The subject of this call for tenders is the development and testing of tools (software and maps) that will contribute to the assessment of the feasibility and the impact of scaling-up of EU cultivation of shellfish and algae.

The general objective is to facilitate achieving the decarbonisation objectives of the European Green Deal by developing the tools for assessing the feasibility of scaling-up production from non-fed aquaculture in European seas.

The specific objective is to build on the results from previous projects2 to assess the interaction of shellfish and algae cultivation with the supply of nutrients by improving the modelling and including additional constraints especially the uptake of toxins and contaminants.

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