Blue Biotechnology for you!

Drivers that are important in the oceans and which crucial functions influence the ocean production, marine biotech apps
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Important functions and processes in the ocean and how they are connected to each other
Importance of the ocean for the entire world
Key factors that are influencing the oceans production
Characteristics of the Baltic Sea
Challenges and threats the Baltic Sea is facing and how they are connected to anthropogenic activity
Identify important marine organisms and resources that could be of interest in marine biotechnology
How marine organisms and resources are utilized in marine biotechnology
Potential of marine biotechnology for a more sustainable future


  • No prerequisites are required


This course aims to provide students with an understanding of marine biotechnology. The students will gain basic knowledge of the ocean at large, what drivers that are important in the oceans and which crucial functions influence the ocean production. The students will learn about the Baltic Sea in more detail, what makes the ocean a unique habitat and the challenges it is facing. The course introduces students to marine biotechnology and they will be provided with an overview of the marine resources that are important in this field. The students will be presented some interesting and important applications of marine biotechnology.

Who this course is for:

  • Entrepreneurs looking for new opportunities in marine biotechnology
  • Students in biology, technology, engineering and marine science
  • Those interested in marine biotech

Course content

3 sections6 lectures38m total length
  • The Ocean
  • Additional materials
  • The Ocean
    6 questions


Interreg South Baltic Programme FOCUS project consortium
SB FOCUS project
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  • 8,573 Students
  • 10 Courses

The project involves five partners from Lithuania (2), Sweden (1), Poland (1) and Denmark (1). The partnership is composed of the universities and a business college. The partners are supported by associated partners (biotechnology association, association of distance and e-learning as well as tourist information organisations). The project is led by the Klaipeda University from Lithuania.

The overall idea of the project is to enable the exchange of knowledge and transfer of good practice from R&D sector to practitioners in marine biotechnology, marine/coastal tourism sectors as well as to students searching for education in a given field.