Seagriculture 2018 Key topics

The two-day program will go into the many different applications of seaweed that exist now and will combine plenary sessions with interactive poster presentations, trade shows and debate sessions, among others.

Seagriculture experts and professionals from all over the world will gather together in 6 plenary sessions to discuss seaweed biology, norms, regulation, seaweed economics and seaweed production.

The main theme of Seagriculture 2017 was: Increasing the efficiency of the sustainable seaweed value chain

1. Current seaweed research, cultivation projects and product launches

2. Products for current and future markets: commodities, high value products and developments to watch

3: Practical approaches to efficient seaweed harvesting and processing

4: Marine agronomy: Technologies to be transferred – from crop selection, to rotation and the needs for advanced, structural 5: Sustainable germ production, breeding and selection

6: Sea agriculture in the context of governance, planning, ecosystems, and environmental sustainability

6 Reasons for joining Seagriculture conference

So, why should you visit Seagriculture? Allow us to convince you!

  • Seagriculture is a superior meeting: Informative, comprehensive and topical
  • Meet the international seaweed elite, excellent presentations and speakers
  • Network with any or all of the following institutions:
    ARPA-E, ATSEA Technologies NV, AWI, Barentz Animal Nutrition,Cargill,Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, Dublin Institute of Technology, DukSung Women's University,ECN, Hortimare BV, HZ University Of Applied Sciencec, Irael Oceanographic Institute, Lambers-seghers, Laminaria AS, Lloyd’s Register group, Melspring, MERLA Agribusiness BV, NIOZ, Ocean Harvest Technology, Ocean Rainfores, Oceao, Olijck Seafoods BV, Olmix, Rabobank, Royal HaskoningDHV, Ruitenberg Ingredients, SAMS, Schuttelaar & Partners, SeaConomy project, Seamore, Seaweed Energy Solutions AS, Seaweed Harvest Holland, SINTEF, St. Noordzeeboerderij, TANGO Seaweed AS, Thalgo, Unilever R&D, Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research....
  • Examine new developments, recognize key opportunities for your business, maximize your position in the global seaweed market
  • Great networking, just the right size meeting for getting to know people
  • Conference organisers and local suppliers will provides superb (seaweed) food and the stories behind

Seagriculture 2018 Advisory Committee


Helena Abreu

Co-founder, ALGAplus, PT

Bernardete Castro, IHC, NL

Bernardete Castro

Project Manager R&D, NL

Dr. Alan Critchley

The Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment, Cape Breton University, CA

Pi Nyvall Collén,

Pi Nyvall Collén

Scientific Director,  Olmix, FR

Bert Groenendaal,

Bert Groenendaal

R&D project coordinator, Sioen Industries, BE

Stefan Kraan

Stefan Kraan

Director R&D, Oceana Organic Products and Aquaceuticals Ltd, IE

Franck Hennequart

Director Research & Innovation, FR

Julie Macguire

Research Director, Bantry Marine Research Center Ltd, IE

Jacques Mazoyer

Principal Scientist chez Cargill, FR

Stefan Kraan

Director R&D, Oceana Organic Products and Aquaceuticals Ltd, IE

Still not convinced? Check out the conference movie from last year!