KTN H2020 BRIEFING EVENT OCTOBER 2017
WILD FISH SHORTAGES: According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA 2009), the world population is expected to grow from the present 6.8 billion people to about 9 billion by 2050, mostly in developing countries (5.6–7.9 billion).
Discarding of unwanted catch in 1990–2000 has been estimated by FAO at 9.5 million tonnes (Kelleher 2005) or about 10 per cent of reported landings. Some studies have indicated that discarding rates may be substantially greater, regionally or globally (Harrington et al. 2005; Davies et al. 2009), but more recent estimates are not available. Discards appear to have decreased from about 27 million tonnes in 1980–1990 (Alverson et al. 1994) owing to bycatch reduction efforts as well as an increasing use of bycatch for local consumption, aquaculture feeds, etc.
OCTOBER 31 2017, LONDON - BRIEFING ON HORIZON 2020 EUROPEAN FUNDING
Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are hosting the H2020 Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy) event which is aimed at supporting collaboration across the UK and Europe.
They will be promoting funding opportunities available for food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy through Horizon 2020, the EU’s largest research and innovation funding programme, with over 1 billion Euros earmarked for calls in 2018-2020 [SC1].
CLEANER OCEAN FOUNDATION LTD (COF) ATTENDANCE
We are booked into this event with Andrew Statham attending with a consultant environmental engineer as technical support; Nelson Kay. Chris Close (SeaVax project director) and Richard Whelan (logistics) from Bluebird Marine Systems will also be attending. All four delegates will be available to answer questions on SeaVax and how machines like this could help the world achieve sustainable blue growth and food security.
COF is looking for partners within the UK and Europe for a possible H2020 application. Partners could be in any of the following areas in connection with marine sustainability and ocean regeneration :
Biology: marine, biotech
Caterpillar tracked carriages for launch & recovery operations
Cranes: rough terrain
Electronics: power handling
Filtration: cyclonic, mesh and oil
Hydraulics: pumps, valves and cylinders
Instrumentation: navigation, ocean sampling
Jet drives: drives and pumping
Motors: diesel and electric, controllers
Pumps: plastic slurry handling
Satellites: plastic identification, fleet tracking
Solar Panels: marine, tracking
Sonar: detection and analysis
Waste: recycling, plastic treatment
THREAT TO FOOD SECURITY: The growing need for nutritious and healthy food will increase the demand for fisheries products from marine sources, whose productivity is already highly stressed by excessive fishing pressure, growing organic pollution, toxic contamination, coastal degradation and climate change. Looking towards 2050, the question is how fisheries governance, and the national and international policy and legal frameworks within which it is nested, will ensure a sustainable harvest, maintain biodiversity and ecosystem functions, and adapt to climate change. This paper looks at global fisheries production, the state of resources, contribution to food security and governance. It describes the main changes affecting the sector, including geographical expansion, fishing capacity-building, natural variability, environmental degradation and climate change. It identifies drivers and future challenges, while suggesting how new science, policies and interventions could best address those challenges.
There are no complete or consistent time series but according to FAO (2009, SOFIA 1990–2008), the global fleet size, all vessel sizes included, had doubled from about two million vessels in the 1970s to some four million in the 2000s. The largest number operates from Asia. According to FAO (2009), the size of the Chinese fleet of vessels over 100 tonnes in 1996 was approximately 15 000. Adding these to the vessels registered by the Lloyds Maritime Information Services (LMIS; FAO 1999, p. 73) leads to an estimate of the world fleet size of 43–45 000 vessels over 100 tonnes in 1996. The global fleet capacity index (fishing power) appears to have increased by a factor of six between 1970 and 2005, a period during which the global harvesting productivity decreased by the same amount (World Bank 2009).
DELEGATES CAN EXPECT FROM THE EVENT ORGANISERS:
EU HORIZON 2020 - FOOD SECURITY, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE and FORESTRY, MARINE, MARITIME and INLAND WATER RESEARCH and the BIOECONOMY
A transition is needed towards an optimal and renewable use of biological resources and towards sustainable primary production and processing systems. These systems will need to produce more food, fibre and other bio-based products with minimised inputs, environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions, and with enhanced ecosystem services, zero waste and adequate societal value.
See the background to the development of the Horizon 2020 work programme at:
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at 9:30 am
Upper Woburn Place
London, United Kingdom
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LINKS & REFERENCE
SUSTAINABLE FISHING: UN picture of fishermen in Evia, Greece fishing using nets from small boats as they have for hundreds of years without destroying our fisheries. Marine capture fisheries are a critical component for food security. Their production is close to the maximum ecosystem productivity (NRC 2006), cannot be increased substantially in the future and could decline if not properly managed, leaving the world to solve a significant new food deficit.
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