The European Farm to Fork strategy aims to reach higher levels of food self-sufficiency through sustainable food production systems. Many different human activities at sea cause pressures and high competition for space in the marine space. The expansion and intensification of economic activities in coastal areas are important drivers to look for opportunities to produce seafood in exposed coastal and ocean areas. This expansion demands new technologies and knowledge to enable safe and profitable operations.

The EATiP Forum, co-hosted by its Mirror Platform NCE Aquatech, will link offshore aquaculture to Europe’s ambitions for Blue Growth, and will address new trends, systems and technologies that contribute to expanding the suitable space for aquaculture production.



  • Welcome by the EATIP. David Bassett | EATiP
  • Welcome by the Co-host NCE Aquatech. Kristian Henriksen | NCE Aquatech

Opening talks

  • Offshore Aquaculture / Maritime Spatial Planning – Policy. Céline Frank | EC DG MARE
  • Offshore Aquaculture – Trends and developments. Hans Bjelland | SINTEF Oceans

Interactive part / voting


  • Biobased gears as solutions for the creation of an eco-friendly offshore aquaculture sector. Leire Arantzamendi Egiguren | AZTI
  • Offshore shellfish aquaculture – Opportunities and limits. Lorenzo Gennari | EMPA
  • Atlantis Subsea Farming – experiences and results. Trude Olafsen | AKVA Group
  • The multi-use concept within UNITED – Case report piloting offshore wind and aquaculture multi-use in the North Sea. Nancy Nevejan and Annelies Declercq | UNITED / Ugent

Interactive part / voting

Open discussion

Webinar conclusions