AQUATOR – Business accelerator for the blue bioeconomy

Project description

AQUATOR aims to advance the blue bioeconomy in general and regional sustainable aquaculture in particular. In the BMBF-funded project, the research groups involved in AQUATOR are working on material flows, environmental assessments and market analyses, as well as evaluating social acceptance and developing potential new business areas using various aquatic example systems. With the help of this extensive competence portfolio and broad network, founders will be supported financially, administratively, and prospectively in the future in order to realize their business ideas in the bioeconomic aquatic sector and especially in the field of aquaculture. The vision being pursued is the existence of a multitude of smaller companies in the field of aquatic bioeconomy, creating synergies through trust and cooperation and overcoming logistical challenges together. The diversity and constant exchange aim to ensure that the companies remain sustainably competitive.

A more detailed description of the AQUATORS and the list of project partners can be found at

Our tasks:

  • Project coordination
  • Public relations

Project staff:

  • Dr. Peter Krost
  • Dr. Ruth Gingold

Funded by:

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the framework of the innovation space „Bioeconomy at Marine Sites“

Period: April 2020 to March 2022

Project partners:

  • AquaKultur Abtshagen GmbH
  • Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research
  • Kiel University, Botany
  • Gesellschaft für marine Aquakultur mbH
  • Technische Hochschule Lübeck
  • University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Toxicology


Dr. Peter Krost Coastal Research & Management CRM Kiel Holtenau Tiessenkai

Dr. Peter Krost