GLOSSARY

  • Marine Biotechnology: The application of biotechnology techniques to marine organisms, often to produce valuable compounds or products.
  • Biosurfactants: Natural or bio-based surfactants produced by microorganisms, used in various industries for their surface-active properties.
  • Siderophores: Small molecules secreted by microorganisms to scavenge and chelate iron, facilitating its transport into cells for essential biological functions.
  • Microbial Fermentation: The process of using microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeast, to produce specific compounds through controlled growth and metabolic processes.
  • Environmental Sustainability: The practice of using resources and conducting activities in a way that minimises negative impacts on the environment and promotes long-term ecological balance.
  • Circular Economy: An economic model that focuses on minimising waste and maximising resource efficiency by reusing, recycling, and repurposing materials and products.
  • Biotechnology Innovation: Advancements and novel applications in the field of biotechnology, often involving genetic engineering, to create new and sustainable solutions.
  • Social Awareness: The level of consciousness and knowledge within a society or community about specific issues, often related to environmental or social challenges.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: The process of involving individuals, groups, or organisations with a vested interest in the project to gather input, gain support, and foster collaboration.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment: A systematic process for evaluating the potential environmental effects of a project or activity and proposing measures to mitigate or prevent adverse impacts.
  • Economic Growth: An increase in the production and consumption of goods and services within an economy, often measured by GDP (Gross Domestic Product).
  • Job Creation: The process of generating employment opportunities within a specific industry or sector, contributing to economic growth and reducing unemployment rates.
  • Digital Communication: The use of electronic platforms, such as social media, websites, and email, to convey information and engage with audiences online.
  • Sustainable Practices: Actions and strategies that aim to reduce environmental impact and promote long-term resource conservation while maintaining economic viability.
  • Consumer Awareness: The level of knowledge and understanding among consumers about specific products, their origins, and their impact on health and the environment.