RAS Virtual Summit 2022
October 6, 2022 at
Designed with recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) operators in mind, the RAS Virtual Summit is an online conference that gathers expertise from around the world. Featuring live presentations, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and a host of on-demand presentations from some of the industry’s leading experts, this is one virtual event you won’t want to miss.
11:00am - 11:50amSpeaker:
Welcome and Keynote: Lessons Learned from Atlantic Sapphire
Karl Øystein Øyhaug, chief financing officer & managing director at Atlantic Sapphire
Atlantic Sapphire has made headlines in the aquaculture industry these past few years. Within months of each other, a mass fish mortality took place at its Florida RAS facility and a huge fire destroyed stock at its Denmark RAS facility. These incidents caused huge losses for the company. Karl Øystein Øyhaug, chief financing officer & managing director at Atlantic Sapphire, is looking to share lessons learned in the past year and how the company hopes to help transform the future of aquaculture.
11:50am - 12:30pmModerator:
Panel: RAS is always greener
Maddi Badiola, project manager of HTH Full Spectrum Aquaculture
- Esben Johnson, founder and CEO of Singapore RAS
- Megan Sorby, operations manager at Kingfish Maine
- Siri Tømmerås, commercial director land-based at AKVA Group
As the industry looks to build bigger and more high-tech RAS facilities, sustainable operations becomes important in protecting the environment and the bottom line. Maddi Badiola, RAStech Magazine
columnist and project manager of HTH Full Spectrum Aquaculture, will be speaking to a panel of RAS producers about how they are creating greener and more eco-friendly operations.
12:30pm - 12:40pm
12:40pm - 1:20pmModerator:
Panel: Thinking outside the salmon box
David Kuhn, Associate Professor, Virginia Tech
- Joe Cardenas, founder and CEO of Aquaco
- Tom Sorby, operations manager at Kingfish Maine
- John F. Taylor, salmonid biology expert at AquaMaof Aquaculture Technologies Ltd.
While the salmon industry is a growth driver for land-based fish production, more fish and shellfish species are slowly growing its share of the overall RAS production pie. In this panel, we talk to RAS producers who share their experiences and unique challenges of growing different species in a recirculating system.
1:20pm - 2:00pmSpeaker:
Presentation: How to scale land-based salmon
Yonathan Zohar, program leader for RAS-N and SAS², Inst. of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland (UMBC)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded $10 million towards SAS², a set of projects to make large-scale, sustainable land-based aquaculture a reality in the United States. Yonathan Zohar, professor and chair of marine biotechnology at University of Maryland, is the program leader for these projects. SAS² builds on the Recirculating Aquaculture Salmon Network (RAS-N), which is also led by Zohar, with the goal of connecting industry partners to develop salmon RAS.
2:00pm - 2:40pmModerator:
Panel: Investing in RAS around the world
Jean Ko Din, editor of RAStech Magazine
- Maggie Fried, head of Ocean and Aquaculture Investor Consortium at CREO Syndicate
- Jamie Stein, director at Fonte Capital Ltd. and co-founder of Devonian Capital
- Erik Tveteraas, investment director at NuFrontiers, Nutreco
A panel of investors in the RAS industry talk about their investment interests to help RAS professionals understand potential growth markets around the world.