BaMS identified 14 cross-cutting issues (CCI´s) that link the various economy and research areas. The individual expertises and technical possibilities of those involved in the innovation space have set their goals in relation to those of the other actors and have organized suitable matchmakings as projects. The CCI´s reflect the entire thematic breadth and interdisciplinary diversity of the blue bioeconomy. Based on current needs and the available options, they represent the most important areas of the innovation space: The technical core of the BaMS roadmap.
Production, harvest and processing of microalgae, macroalgae, halophytes and aquatic plants in land- and water-based systems with the aim of extracting valuable aquatic biomass.
Extraction of microalgae, macroalgae and aquatic plants from water with the aim of obtaining biomass and biological remediation of aquatic ecosystems.
Production, harvest and processing of aquatic invertebrates and aquatic, heterotrophic organisms in land- and water-based systems with the aim of obtaining aquatic biomass.
Coupling of the production of aquatic biomass (all types) with the treatment of nutrient-containing process and wastewater from aquaculture, agriculture and other industries and the extraction of nutrients from bodies of water.
Long-term responsible utilization of aquatic biomass, as well as residues and by-products from the processing of aquatic biomass and fish processing, with the aim of obtaining pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and feed, as well as raw materials for their production.
Utilization of residues from aquaculture processes (all types), in particular sludge, as well as residues from the utilization of aquatic biomass for the purposes of energy generation.
Identification, analysis and evaluation of new active and valuable substances from algae with the aim of providing safe (in terms of GRAS and QPS) and economically attractive raw materials for the production of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food and feed, as well as raw materials for their production and chemical synthesis with respect of biological limits.
Integration of the aquaculture of fish / crustaceans with other components of the BaMS cascade, in particular the production and utilization of aquatic biomass and the closing of nutrient and energy cycles.
Monitoring and optimization of animal welfare, performance and product quality in integrated aquacultures.
Utilization of regional, renewable energy sources in aquacultures (all types) and other processes of the BaMS cascade, as well as their economic use after the EEG subsidy expires and / or operation when there is no grid connection.
Analysis, avoidance and reduction of the bioaccumulation of pollutants in processes of the BaMS cascade, in particular the generation of aquatic biomass and its use in process chains of food and feed production within the BaMS cascade.
Analysis, evaluation and optimization of material flows, energy flows and other components of the BaMS cascade, as well as their integration with existing and potential value chains and interactions with the environment and society.
Holistic analysis, evaluation and communication of the economic, ecological and social sustainability and innovative capacity of the BaMS cascade (see project description) and its products and services.
Cross-sectional services for energy optimization, process optimization, security, legal aspects, eligibility, social acceptance, cascade use and sector coupling of the BaMS cascade.