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Marine Biotechnology
Enabling Solutions for Ocean Productivity and Sustainability
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  16 Sep 2013
Pages: 116 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264194236 , OECD Code: 932013011P1
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This report considers the potential of marine biotechnology to contribute to economic and social prosperity by making use of recent advances in science and technology. It discusses scientific and technological tools at the centre of a renewed interest in marine biotechnology, contributing to a new bioeconomy sector in many countries, and offering potential new solutions to global challenges. It also examines how these advances are improving our understanding of marine life and facilitating access to, and study of, marine organisms and ecosystems, and it considers the largely untapped potential of these bioresources.

This promise is considered alongside the challenges associated with the development of these resources which exist with complex ecosystems and fluidly distributed in a vast, largely shared environment. The report makes the case for a new global framework for the sustainable development of marine biotechnology and identifies some areas that will benefit from focused attention as governments develop policies to support it. In addition to this prospective view, this report identifies some early policy lessons learned by the governments which are leading attempts to benefit from bioresources.

Table of contents:

Executive summary
Chapter 1. Marine biotechnology for sustainability

-A better understanding of ocean bioresources
-Marine biotechnology
Chapter 2. The promise of marine biotechnology: Benefits for people and the planet
-Food security: Securing a sustainable food supply for a growing population
-Health: Biomedical, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications of marine biotechnology
-Fuel security: The use of marine organisms to produce sustainable and renewable energy
-Industrial processing: Applications in research, manufacturing, processing and other sectors
-Ecosystem goods and services from marine resources
-Conclusions: Marine biotechnology for people and planet
Chapter 3. Contributing to the bioeconomy: The economic potential of marine biotechnology
-The market value of marine biotechnology
-Economic contribution of the oceans
-Measuring inputs to marine biotechnology
-Non-market value of the ocean
Chapter 4. Infrastructures for generating and sharing knowledge
-Research infrastructures
-International partnerships to drive innovations in R&D infrastructure
Chapter 5. Science, society and industry: Working together for sustainability
-Science and society: towards sustainable development
-Social engagement
-Collaboration with industry for knowledge co-creation and translation
Chapter 6. Conclusions: Delivering on the promise of marine biotechnology
-Marine biotechnology in the 21st century
-Challenges to development
-Addressing hurdles to marine biotechnology development
-Areas for future work

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