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Blue + Green Session 4: Career Pathways in Aquaculture

July 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Blue + Green Webinar

This online event is part of AltaSea’s ongoing webinar series focusing on the intersection of ocean sustainability and innovation. In this session, experts will discuss different career pathways in Aquaculture. Join us to learn about the latest developments in the industry and how you can make a difference. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage with leaders in the field and contribute to a more sustainable future for our oceans.

S4: Career Pathways in Aquaculture

Career pathways in aquaculture encompass a diverse range of professions and roles within the aquaculture industry, from production and management to research, education, and policy advocacy. It involves acquiring the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to pursue rewarding and impactful careers in aquaculture.


Ann Lee Carpenter, CEO of Braid Theory

Ann is dedicated to fostering the global blue economy entrepreneur ecosystem. As CEO of Braid Theory, she is responsible for steering the ship. She also advises startups in navigating the path to market. Ann is als Managing Partner of Portugal-based incubator, Innofuse Blue, and serves on the boards of Smart Freight Centre and Ocean Exchange.


Liané Thompson, CEO of Aquaai

Liané Thompson is founder and CEO of Aquaai, a climate frontier technology company merging biomimicry and water risk management to provide the most reliable, affordable, easy to access data from waterways for all Blue Economy stakeholders. In the aquaculture space, Aquaai services sustainable fish farms in the north of Norway and is backed by the only Norwegian BAP certified farm Kvarøy Arctic. Liané has been named in 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology, 20 Women Driving The Future of ClimateTech, 30 Women to Follow in Robotics, and Innovative Women in AI / Blockchain to Follow 2019 (Forbes). The 3-time PrimeTime Emmy nominee and former New York Times executive producer who put acclaimed chef Anthony Bourdain on television, left working in media after meeting her now partner while doing a story on his inventions. Based on his idea of a robotic fish sensor platform to unobtrusively monitor waterways and protect biodiversity, the two together formed Aquaai. Liané is dedicated to ensuring that her children and future generations have a bluer planet.

Patrick Vizzone Co-founder and CFO of Vertical Oceans

Patrick Vizzone is co-founder and CFO of Vertical Oceans. He has an extensive background in corporate and investment banking, which includes several senior leadership roles focused on lending to the agriculture sector. Patrick has previously served as ANZ’s International Head of Food & Agribusiness, NAB’s Asian Head of Food & Agribusiness, and Managing Director & Senior Relationship Banker of Rabobank Hong Kong. He currently sits on the International Fresh Produce Association’s board of directors. For over a decade, Patrick was a board member for China Agri-Industries, the Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of China’s COFCO Group.

Anna Waters Director of Facilities and Operations, BlueNalu

Anna Water has a B.Sc. in Pathobiology and a Ph.D. in Microbiology (Virology) and has over 25 years of experience in both research and operations management. With experience in companies ranging in size from start up to global leaders, and in disciplines ranging from life sciences and diagnostics to cultured meats, her wide range of expertise enables her to work cross functionally in all stages of a company’s growth and in a variety of fields.