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Growing interest in floating food production

AuthorsFloor Spaargaren
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 131
DateApr 7, 2021
Reading time6 minutes
One of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals pledges to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition
and promote sustainable agriculture”. As the world population continues to climb, food production at sea is
likely to become an increasingly important resource. Here we present two interesting research initiatives.

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The Floating Food Farm of Floating Future

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Each year MARIN offers a number of basin slots to innovative SMEs free of charge. One of the selected projects was the Floating Food
Farm of Floating Future, which is a concept for carrying out food production on a flexible floating structure. Innovative, highly relevant
and hydrodynamically very interesting! No wonder this pioneering concept was selected.