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


High Energy Mariculture Conference

The 9th edition of the conference and the first to be held as High Energy Mariculture will be held in Corfu, Greece from 17th-19th October. The conference supported by EATiP, has become a staple in the calendars of offshore mariculture industry and the 2018 programme has just been announced.

Sessions will cover:

  • Technology for High Energy operations and includes a presentation from Noralf Rønningen, Project and Development Manager, Aqualine and Board Member, EATiP on preparing technologies and systems for future growth;
  • Site Selection;
  • Hatcheries, breeding and genetics;
  • Feed and fish health;
  • Improving product value through marketing, certification and awards;
  • Business development and investment; and,
  • Successful high energy operations.

The full programme can be viewed here.


The conference offers six networking sessions, a conference dinner and a technical visit to the Corfu Sea Farm, allowing delegates to discuss their operations, technology or service away from the conference setting. This will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet with farmers and those involved in the industry first hand.

Places are limited, book online before 17th August and receive a 15% early bird discount by using the code ‘early’.

After the 17th August, members of EATiP are entitled to save 10% on the standard delegate rate – call the conference team on +44 1329 825335 or email