Using the oceans as a food source - where are the opportunities and limits?

On Saturday, May 29 at 11 a.m., Dr. Holger Kühnhold will give the talk: "Using the oceans as a food source - where are the opportunities and limits?" (in German)

Against the background of a rising world population and the scarcity of key resources (e.g. fertile land, water and mineral fertilizers), global food security is facing major challenges. To what extent can the management of our oceans contribute to solving these problems? In his lecture, the speaker will explain the chances of sustainable aquaculture and the possibilities of using unfamiliar but nutrient-rich food from the sea: for example, jellyfish, sea cucumbers or "green caviar".

Kühnhold is a scientist at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in the working group "Experimental Aquaculture". After completing his master's degree at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, he conducted research on sustainable sea cucumber aquaculture in Tanzania and Indonesia during his doctoral studies at the ZMT. This was followed by a postdoctoral stay at University College Cork, Ireland where he worked on the culture of duckweed. Since 2019 he is working again at the ZMT in the project "Food for the Future" (F4F).

"Wissen um 11" is the science matinee in Bremen, in which exciting and current topics from science are presented in thirty minutes every Saturday at 11 am, filmed and published on the YouTube channel from the Bremen House of Science. Admission is free.

If the lecture cannot take place on site, it will be pre-recorded and made available on the YouTube channel of the House of Science from 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29.