GREEN OCEANS VENTURE CAPITAL Barbados as a Global Hub for Knowledge about Oceans Research and Fisheries SPEECH AT UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES AT CAVE HILL OCTOBER 13th, 2011 www.jimdewilde.net
THE NEW HORIZONS OF INVESTMENT Preserving shared heritage ecosystems (rainforests, coral reefs, oceans) The intersection of health, environment and agriculture (food preservation, food quality management, nutrition management, bioremediation, incineration, industrial biotechnology).
Economic implications of marine ecology Cost of toxic algae Opportunities for new sensing technology in robotic fish Marine resource management as an environmental trust issue
New sources of value in a global green economy Sustainability has value Acosta and the creation of value from ECUADOR rain forests Arable land as a gold standard Daewoo and Madagascar East African botanicals and the need for specialized agricultural lands
The trends in global capital allocation CASE STUDY INVENTAGES AGRICULTURE 2.0 NEW SEED ADVISORS
Oceans and marine ecology knowledge as a cornerstone of environmental restoration There is no famine when communities can fish Ocean mining, ocean drilling have to be turned into green industries Water management and nutrient production are cornerstones of the new global economy.
GREEN OCEANS AGENDA - Barbados GLOBAL HUB GREEN OCEANS VENTURE CAPITAL (nanocomposites, coral transplants, aquaculture, wave energy) with capacity to invest and build companies to scale. See as model: AQUAGROFUND. UWI MARINE ECOLOGY/OCEAN SCIENCES as a scientific centre. Building collaborative networks online re oceans agenda.
Green Oceans Commercializing fisheries management Commercializing oceans management KEY TO GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE OCEANA MARINE STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL UBC FISHERIES RESEARCH
GLOBAL POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT OF OCEANS MANAGEMENT The scale of the commitment CASE STUDIES: MAURITIAN OCTOPUS INDONESIAN SEAWEED
CASE STUDIES FOR COURSE ON GREEN OCEAN VENTURES 1. Underwater mining NAUTILUS 2. Jellyfish as global warming indicator 3. Fish barcode 4. Indonesian seaweed 5. Mauritanian octopus 6. Sea cucumbers and nanocomposites 7. Coral reef regeneration 8. Ecological aquaculture TILAPIA 9. Mussels and adhesives 10. Wave energy
NETWORK OF EXPERTISE FROM THESE CASE STUDIES Management of ocean resources Application of new materials Expertise in ecological heritage management (coral reefs, ocean ecosystem) Fisheries inventory and green fishing strategies
Global environment – MAURITANIAN OCTOPUS MAURITANIAN OCTOPUS Wall Street Journal article in 2007 Sustainable sushi
Global marine sciences research KAUST in Saudi Arabia WOODS HOLE
Case Study CORAL REGENERATION Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology National Institute of Oceanography in Haifa “We have been replanting forests for 4,000 years, but we are only just now learning how to revive a coral reef,” said Mineo Okamoto, a marine biologist at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (New York Times April 15th, 2009)
Case studies ocean industries – wave energy University College Cork’s Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre
Ecological Aquaculture John Volpe University of Victoria Barry Costa-Pierce Global aquaculture Venture capital in AQUACULTURE, see Aquacopia
Case study oceans research -nanocomposites Sea Cucumbers and Nanotechnology Lead to Plastics That Can Change Softness When Exposed to Liquids
Strategic alliances between companies and GREEN OCEANS Starkist Acciona (water management) Vivendi (water management) Nautilus Minerals (underwater mining) Danish fish production industry Wave energy companies, e.g. OWEC , Pelamis, Ocean Power Technologies
BARBADOS AS A CLUSTER OF GREEN OCEAN INDUSTRIES MARINE ECOLOGY GLOBAL FISHERIES GLOBAL ENERGY GLOBAL MINING NEW MATERIALS
Case Study Underwater Mining
UNDERWATER MINING INSTITUTE AT UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII For more on global underwater mining see UNDERWATER MINING and UNDERSEA MINING.
GREEN OCEANS VENTURESECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES Knowledge about marine conservation and regeneration Commercializing marine biology and marine ecology Ocean industries (wave energy) New materials (biofuels, adhesives) Nutrition and global health (aquaculture and conserving fish stock)
OCEANS RESEARCH AND GREEN VENTURE CAPITAL Oceans research is good for the environment and an opportunity to create new sources of wealth Coastal zone management (fisheries, reef management, beach erosion) a cornerstone of real estate Food production and environmental quality are the new gold standard Marine ecology a leading venture capital category in the 2010s and beyond
BARBADOS GREEN VENTURES PORTFOLIO (imagined 2021) Robotic Fish and Global Environmental Sensing Coral Reef Regeneration and Fisheries management Green Underwater mining technologies Wave energy New biomaterials from marine biology + the entrepreneurial imagination of 1000s of young scientists doing things not imagined