Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates: year-round aquaculture training and R&D engagement in professional setting.

A Blue Economy offers potential to more sustainably produce biofuel, meet growing human population demands for animal proteins, and generate alternative livestock feeds from the ocean, while reducing fertilizers use and CO2 emission.

Attaining these objectives necessitates recruitment and training of an expanded workforce of research and development, (R&D) professionals and aquaculture practitioners to bring about a ‘blue revolution’ that includes domesticating marine organisms and optimized ocean farming practices.

In collaboration with Alta Sea Blue Economy Incubator, the University of Southern California is offering a training program in the science and practice of aquaculture and blue economy.