Research and development

Artificial wetland with halophytes

Integrated marine aquaculture with halophytes

Integrated aquaculture systems, such as the combination of seafish and salt-tolerant plants (halophytes), will define the state-of-the-art technology in the future, as they enable extensive recycling of water, nutrients and energy. Continue

Laboratory with microalgae cultures

Integrated marine aquaculture with microalgae

The goal is the integration of photoautotrophic methods, such as the production of microalgae, in order to regain dissolved nutrients from the seafish production of land-based recirculating aquaculture systems as new high-valuable biomass. Continue

Black Tiger Shrimp, <i>Penaeus monodon</i>

Prawn fry production

The project proved the application of oceanloop technology to farm Black tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) in Germany. The project focused on a sustainable artificial propagation and controlled fry breeding in bio-secure recirculation systems to support Asian aquaculture. Continue

Ragworm, <i>Nereis diversicolor</i>
Schillernder Seeringelwurm, Nereis diversicolor

Integrated marine aquaculture with polychaetes

The discharged sludge of fish production in recirculating aquaculture systems, which contains fecel matter, remaining food particles and bacterial biomass, can be used by invertebrates, which feed on it to gain new valuable biomass. Continue

European seabass, <i>Dicentrarchus labrax</i>

Poly integrated seawater aquaculture (PISA)

This project proved the biological, technical and economical feasibility of the oceanloop concept in production scale. Since 2004 the PISA system has been operated inland (Uetze/Eltze, Hannover region, Germany) with European seabass. Continue