The event is to be held in October 2015 at the International EXPO in Milan, Italy. The aim of the event is to address the sustainable supply of food, including sustainable resources from the oceans, by gathering existing information in terms of international research and opportunities for the exploitation of new marine resource.
The symposium will evaluate the potential of exploiting jellyfish biomass for food and feed, as well as for blue biotechnology purposes. Scientific knowledge in the field of new marine resources will be disseminated through keynote lectures. Videos and images illustrating the research and activities related to new foods (jellyfish, microalgae, and other invertebrates) will be exhibited. The symposium will provide high visibility and added value to existing projects by providing new perspectives to jellyfish blooms as a sustainable food source to face overfishing of traditional resources. With an estimated 250 participants, knowledge transfer across a wide range of groups is expected, fostering future research and introducing society to this issue.