AQUATOR – The business accelerator for the development of the Blue Bioeconomy

Project within the innovation area BaMS – Bioeconomy on marine sites

Contact Persons

Dr. Peter Krost and Dr. Ruth Gingold

Project description

The aim of the AQUATOR is to foster the blue bioeconomy in general and the regional, sustainable aquaculture in particular. In the project funded by the BMBF, the research groups involved in the AQUATOR are involved in the development of material flows, environmental assessments and market analyses, as well as the assessment of social acceptance and the development of potential new business segments on the basis of different aquatic case studies. With the establishment of this extensive competence portfolio and broad network, founders are to be supported financially, administratively and concerning their perspectives in order to realize their business ideas in the bioeconomic aquatic area and especially in the area of sustainable aquaculture. The vision that is being pursued is the existence of a large number of smaller companies in the field of aquatic bioeconomy that create synergies through trust and cooperation and master logistical challenges together. The diversity of and constant exchange among the companies shall ensure that they remain sustainable and competitive on the long run.
A more detailed description of the AQUATOR and the list of project partners can be found at

Tasks of CRM

• Project coordination
• Public relation

Project staff

• Dr. Peter Krost
• Dr. Ruth Gingold


BMBF within the framework of the innovation area BaMS – Bioeconomy on marine sites

  • AquaKultur Abtshagen GmbH
  • Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg – Zentrum für Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Botanik
  • Gesellschaft für Marine Aquakultur mbH
  • Technische Hochschule Lübeck
  • Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Toxikologie

Project Duration

September 2020 – August 2022