Sustainable and resilient production systems
FutureEUAqua will investigate the innovations on sustainability and resilience in production types RAS, IMTA and open cage aquaculture systems within the frame of nutrient flows and treatment, and water quality, with an emphasis on production, economic profitability and environmental impact:
Economic profitability and environmental impact of production systems
The economic and environmental impact of the innovations coming from FutureEUAqua will be evaluated for the complete value chain. The analyses will conclude with the calculation of the integration of the innovations in the value chain into a monetary value by true pricing. Comparing the true prices of the innovations with the true price of current production methods will provide insight into possible trade-offs between different sustainability topics, and therefore provide a valuable instrument for decision-making by industry and governmental institutes. Innovators will gain more insight into the improvement potential of the technologies they are developing and can better decide which technologies need to be further developed and promoted.