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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 is:

Increasing the efficiency of the sustainable seaweed value chain


Conference Day 1: Tuesday, November 7th 

09.00 - 11.00 Session 1:
Current seaweed research, cultivation projects and product launches

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00 Session 2:
Products for current and future markets: commodities, high value products and developments to watch

13.00 - 14.30 Lunch and networking

14.30-16.00 Session 3:  Practical approaches to efficient seaweed harvesting and processing

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 - 18.00 Session 4:  Marine agronomy: Technologies to be transferred  - from crop selection, to rotation and the needs for advanced, structural Engineering

18.00 - 18.15 Wrap up conference day 1


Conference Day 1: Wednesday, November 8th

09.00 - 10.15 Session 5: Sustainable germ production, breeding and selection

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 - 12.00 Session 6:  Sea agriculture in the context of governance, planning, ecosystems, and environmental sustainability

12.00 - 13.00 Round Table session and summary