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Iceland seaweed

Visit to ‘land of fire and ice’ aims to boost CT seaweed industry

June 26, 2020
New Haven Biz

When looking for ways to grow the Connecticut economy, we may need look no further than our southern neighbor — Long Island Sound.

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Students Make Kelp Their Business

May 12, 2020

Southern students in a kelp innovation class successfully combined their idealism with real-world applications to take home several awards recently at the 23rd Connecticut Business Conference and Competition administered by the Entrepreneurship Foundation.

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Project Blue Hub Looks to Sustainable Use of Ocean Resources

Feb 21, 2020

Southern Connecticut State University’s Blue Economy project in Long Island Sound is gearing up to have a profound green impact.

The Project Blue Hub, created by a team of dedicated researchers and spearheaded by Colleen Bielitz, associate vice president for Strategic Initiatives & Outreach, and Patrick Heidkamp, professor in the Department of the Environment, Geography and Marine Sciences at SCSU, is the initial step towards creating a Blue Economy research, tech transfer and innovation hub in New Haven. By expanding the market for locally grown kelp and developing potential innovations aimed at the processing and marketing of kelp, the project will focus on the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved lives, and ocean ecosystem health.

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