Spheric Research

In brief

Spheric Research is a specialized consulting and market analysis firm with expertise in aquaculture and alternative proteins. We are passionate about these growing industries that are so fundamental to lowering carbon emissions and in feeding the world. The foundation of Spheric Research’s advantage is an expansive, in-house database which meticulously tracks development in these nascent future food industries. We build custom data, insights, and strategy for clients through our consultancy work based on deep subject matter expertise. Our clients include major publicly traded corporations, investment banks, and government agencies.

We have become a global leader in providing data on land-based aquaculture, with a unique warehouse of project data and estimates on production from this novel food system. Spheric Research, in conjunction with our partner Undercurrent News, has sold more than 400 industry reports across the world on aquaculture.

Spheric Research is developing similar market intelligence on the alternative proteins industry and has also gathered project profiles on more than 1,000 companies operating in this space. 


With our unique data, we generate unique business intelligence and market analysis on areas of expertise. We provide regular reports on aquaculture and alternative proteins, including insect protein, fermentation, plant-based and cultivated meats. We invest heavily in attending industry events and trade shows, so our market intelligence is based on primary source inputs. Our first ever report on alternative protein ingredients for aquaculture was published in 2017. We have followed up this report with three annual editions of our Land-based Aquaculture Report, which provides unique data on this fast-growing new industry. Our global data and insights enable our customers to make informed decisions to navigate risk. 


On top of all our data, we offer bespoke consultancy services, enhanced by data, but importantly employing customized research and strategy. Our team has deep subject matter expertise and a track record of enabling strategic decisions across the food industry, with successful outcomes. By utilizing targeted expert research, our consulting team can unearth the intricacies of early-stage or obscure industries which often have few good published secondary sources. The company is primarily based in the United States, as well as having a presence in the United Kingdom and Chile. As a boutique firm, you will engage with our senior team directly.