GoJelly – a gelatinous solution to plastic pollution

Project description:

The goal of GoJelly is to use jellyfish as an innovative solution to combat marine litter. Jellyfish can bind microplastics with their mucous constituents and help to rid waters of microplastics. We will therefore address two sets of problems: commercially and ecologically destructive marine and coastal litter from jellyfish, and microplastics.

Project website: gojelly.eu

Our tasks:

  • Market research
  • Definition of requirements, risk assessment, regulatory issues
  • Definition of product features and detailed planning of resources
  • Evaluation of economic viability of scale up
  • Production of product prototypes
  • Market acceptance of products

Project staff:

  • Dipl. Ing. Susanne Woldmann, project manager
  • Dr. Peter Krost, project supervisor
  • Dr. Levent Piker, product development

Funding by: EU HORIZON2020

Period: January 2018 to December 2020

Project partners:

  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • ARDITI – Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation
  • National Institute of Biology
  • University of Haifa
  • Location Braude College
  • Christian Albrechts University Kiel
  • Hanseatic Environment CAM GmbH
  • SINTEF Ocean
  • Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council
  • Sanpietro Societa’ Cooperativa Agricola
  • Hamburg University
  • European Science Foundation
  • Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


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

Dr. Peter Krost