16-18 June

Last week, Neptunus project had a special session on the Environ 2021 ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy Communities’, the 31st Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium jointly hosted by ESAI & ERI. The session hosted by Sinead Mellet (AIT), had the participation of Jara Laso (University of Cantabria), Ronan Cooney (NUIG) and Cheila Almeida (IPMA).

Ronan presented the closing gap in the life cycle assessment (LCA) of Irish seafood, Jara talked about the project goals related to improvements in the environmental assessment of the seafood sector in the Atlantic area, and Cheila approached the packaging environmental impact on seafood supply chains.

The session was a great opportunity to discuss main difficulties in developing LCA studies. One of the issues referred was the need in obtaining data sets and building trustful collaborations with producers and companies. By showing economic and environmental outcomes arising from an increased knowledge on seafood supply chains, we could advance in creating momentum for transitioning to a zero carbon and climate resilient society.