The Ocean Race in Genoa: EcoeFISHent at Ocean Live Park – Innovation Village

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EcoeFISHent has been selected among the project related to sustainability and blue economy to be presented at Innovation Village during the final stage of The Ocean race.

The Ocean Race is one of the biggest and most challenging sailing races in the world.

The 14th edition started on 15th January 2023 from Alicante, touching Africa, South America, the United States, Northern Europe and will end for the first time in history in Genoa, on 24th June 2023.

During the final stage of The Ocean race, from 24 June to 2 July 2023, Ocean Live Park will be organized in Genoa: a big exhibition area at the new “Waterfront”, where the sailing boats will be docked, and the public will be able to enjoy cultural and sporting experiences related to the Blue Economy and solutions for environmental sustainability and sea health.

Sustainability is one of the key themes of The Ocean race, since it has among its objectives the involvement of wide public in protecting the oceans.

After the Call for Innovation promoted by the Municipality of Genoa in cooperation with Blue District, the Innovation Village will be set up inside the Ocean Live Park: a space where visitors will be able to see the best innovations awarded by the initiative.

Every projects faces the environmental sustainability challenges in an innovative and sustainable way: use of clean energy, promoting well-being, sea as a resource and issues related to circular economy.

Ocean Live Park

As EcoeFISHent partner, Ticass proposed the project to the call and it was selected together with 9 other innovative solutions for the protection of the sea and related to the blue economy.

In the EcoeFISHent expo stand some workshops will cover two of the main topics of the project:

From 27th to 29th June workshop: “Ghost Gears, recovery and new life“, with the participation of Proplast, PMPA Portofino and Ticass.
Three activities will be carried out:

1) From fishing nets to plastic components: a demonstration/dissemination experience to understand the various recycling steps and what can be done with recovered plastic materials, making citizens and fishermen aware of the importance of separate collection of all waste (including fishing nets).

2) Ghost gears, a problem to solve: a video by WWF Italy will explain how to achieve the sustainable development goals outlined in Agenda 2030 (Sustainable Development Goals).

3) The Ghosts of seabed: a demonstration/dissemination experience with the aim of illustrating the impact caused by lost or abandoned fishing gear on the seabed, especially with respect to the environments with high ecological value

From 30th June to 2nd July the laboratory “From sea to cosmetics, the role of fishing side-streams” in cooperation with the partners: UNIGE, Ardes, Angel Consulting and Ticass.

Two activities will take place in parallel:

1) The colours of emulsions: Laboratory activities with extraction of vegetable and animal co-products and creation of an emulsion (UNIGE).

Demonstration activity: preparation of coloured extracts from vegetable food matrices (e.g. purple cabbage) and animal (e.g. shrimp shells). Use of the extracts to create an emulsion, widely used in cosmetic products, such as skin creams.

2) From Fish to Skin care: dissemination activity on the extraction of hydrolysed collagen and omega-3 from fish waste in order to create cosmetic products for skin care.

Presentation of EcoeFISHent project (brochure) focusing on the production of cosmetics derived from fish side-streams.  
A cosmetic cream will be offered to the public for free, in collaboration with Ardes and Angel Consulting.

The Innovation Village will be take place inside the “Jean Nouvel” pavilion from 24 June to 2 July 2023, on weekdays from 10.00 to 20.00 and on weekends from 10.00 to 22.00

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