Last summer I was approached Leodie Kruidhof. She studies Bio Inspired Innovation at the University of Utrecht. For her graduation, she conducted research into the opportunities of integrated mariculture on the Dutch coast. She explained the innovation system theory about contemporary integrated mariculture concepts. In addition, she designed an interactive map where the actors, initiatives and their mutual relationships are portrayed.
The research yields interesting conclusions, where a number of them are important for the North Harvest and the north of our country. For example, it is stated that clustering of different actors and institutes is of vital importance for development and innovation. In the north of the country there is a small cluster at the Eemshaven, the Dubbel Dijk and in the City of Groningen. That may be an ounce more, as far as I'm concerned. The research calls for a northern knowledge centre for integrated mariculture according to the model of Zeeland or Texel. This should play a role in the development of the northern cluster and especially in the sharing of knowledge with the other clusters. I think Leodie is right. Read Leodie's graduation report here View the inteactive map here