New alliance promotes our Blue Economy

Flinders University researchers will play a key role in boosting the state’s Blue Economy thanks to a new alliance between the University and the State Government.

The new agreement strengthens the research relationship between Flinders and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the research arm of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA), and will focus on sustainable growth of our Blue Economy, which already contributes about $500 million to the state annually.

Flinders experts will help develop research capabilities to support the future management and development of some of the state’s natural assets, such as our extensive coastline, diverse aquatic habitats and unique marine environment that are pivotal to the growth of our Blue Economy.

Up-and-coming researchers will also be offered the opportunity to take part in real-world experiences, set them on a path to become next-generation thought leaders and game changers.

As a consequence of its bountiful fisheries and aquaculture industries, South Australia has long been home to world-class research and researchers – and this new alliance will showcase existing and emerging talents at Flinders University in aquatic and marine sciences.

Flinders University’s impressive history of industry collaboration is also fundamental in ensuring that our state’s primary industries remain leaders in Australia. The alliance with SARDI will bolster Flinders’ reputation as a leading research partner with a proven track record of growing research capacity across many industry sectors.

The collaboration between Flinders and SARDI will provide exciting opportunities for our researchers to develop impactful large-scale multi-disciplinary projects that will continue to improve food and agriculture, aquatic and marine sciences, aquaculture and water research.

For more information about the new alliance, click here.

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