Dr John Whittington, CEO of the Blue Economy CRC.
In the context of increasing populations and prosperity and a changing climate, global demand for food and energy will increase. Australia, with one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world, has enormous potential to increase seafood and renewable energy production sustainably. Realising this potential requires moving industries offshore into high quality but remote and exposed high-energy operating environments. This talk will focus on how the Blue Economy CRC is addressing these challenges to facilitate a step change in the value of Australia’s ocean-based aquaculture and renewable energy industries.