Background Sustainable aquaculture technology requires integrated system innovation that involves interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary expertise and the integration of scientific and technical innovation, modern policy and economic instruments, and the mitigation of social and environmental constraints. Coastal ecosystems worldwide are under pressure due to increasing anthropogenic impacts and changing societal realities. As traditional users of coastal and marine ecosystems, Ocean Food Systems will need to adapt to meet global food demands sustainably. The study is part of the “Future-proofing sustainable Ocean Food Systems in the Anthropocene” (FRONTIER) project, which involves analysis of current seaweed farming technologies and practices centered on Germany's North Sea coast and developing sustainable use scenarios with and for regional stakeholders (regulator, industries, knowledge institutes, nongovernmental organizations, coastal communities) using a trans-disciplinary approach and expertise.
Study Aim The study aims to model carrying capacity and risk-based multicriterial decision support Knowledge transfer format for the coproduction of macroalgae within designated sea space areas for wind farms in the German North Sea. The key objective is to create a novel impact assessment framework to support decision-makers. The project's main activities are:
Experience in fieldwork, the North Sea site, species, water quality, graphic drawing, and GIS would be an advantage.
We are looking for student assistants interested to pursue bachelor's and master's theses (marine aquaculture, biotechnology, ocean food systems, marine technology) to assist during our technology assessment, coproduction and Knowledge transfer format creation, and stakeholder mapping (starting in early September).
Further Information The place of employment will be Bremerhaven, 27570.
Section / Working group: Shelf Sea Ecology / Marine Aquaculture Working Group (Ocean Food System)
Start: As soon as possible
You are interested? Then please send us your application with Cover letter an CV (with all documents merged into one PDF file) by e-mail to: Prof Dr. Oladokun Sulaiman Olanrewaju ([email protected]).
Also for further information please contact Prof Dr. Oladokun Sulaiman Olanrewaju ([email protected], +49(471)4831-1870).