Nordic students in the Faeroes helping the marine sector
Faroe islands. Photo: Andreas Pettersson.
18 the students on a “boot camp” on Faroe Islands are prepared to do their best to solve a problem in the marine sector. Now their secret mission has been revealed.
“In order for a servant at a restaurant to inform its customers in detail about the origins of the meal they will have – what needs to be done in both the aquaculture and marine industry and could it be of any value for the customer?”
This is the challenge that 18 Nordic students in three teams will approach during a 32 hour long competition in the Faroe Islands. The challenge has been presented by members in the marine sector that are looking for fresh and innovative ideas when it comes to traceability in the marine industry.
This is one of the most important challenges to solve in the marine sector, and is developed in collaboration with industry partners. The result and the experience are considered important for both the industry and the students participating.
Three of the students are from SLU; Laura Pulkkinen, Peter Hagelin, and Hannah Stenberg. Andreas Pettersson, researcher at the Swedish Centre for Aquaculture and Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, has been on the project from the beginning and is on faraoe Islands right now together with the students and the project team. With him is Teija Aho, from the Department of aquatic resources.
The project is a joint venture of Innovit Entrepreneurship centre in Iceland, University of Faroe Islands, Stardust CBS in Denmark, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Science and Nordic Innovation.