We look forward to welcoming you to the 14th edition of Seagriculture EU taking place in 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 17 - 19 June 2025!

Seagriculture EU 2025 will gather top speakers, who will share their know-how within seaweed for feed, food, offshore cultivation, biorefinery of seaweed, and much more.

The Seagriculture conference has built up a solid reputation as the leading conference for the seaweed industry, the Seagriculture conference in Europe has been successfully organized since 2012. The 13th edition of this seaweed event took place in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands with a record number of 224 delegates from 25 countries.


Why participate in the Seagriculture conferences?

Seaweed cultivation in Europe is showing promise in terms of growth, however challenges in regulations, cost, and market viability could affect the pace of this growth in the future.

The Seagriculture conferences focus on addressing those challenges in the seaweed industry, fostering collaboration among various stakeholders, and emphasizing the importance of sustainable practices, innovation, research, and regulatory adaptability for long-term success.

The demand for edible seaweeds (or marine algae) is increasing in Europe. Seaweed (macroalgae) grows in a variety of forms and colours in the ocean as well as in freshwater environments. Its biochemical composition and properties make seaweed a valuable material, and its range of applications is growing as current R&D technologies are refined and new discoveries are made. They include food products for humans, animal feed, cosmetics, bio-based chemicals for various industries, fertilisers, biofuel, and high-quality building insulation, among others.

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Who will get most use of it:

✓ Seaweed producers

✓ Cultivation and harvesting technology providers

✓ Food companies seeking for new product development

✓ Venture capitalists

✓ Academics and researchers

✓ Government

What industries will be interested:


✓ Food

✓ Medicine and herbs

✓ Beauty and cosmetics

✓ Edible packaging

✓ Biofuel

✓ Fertilisers

✓ Climate change

✓ Bioremediation

Here's the feedback from our participants

Adrian Macleod, Scottish Seaweed Industry Assocation (SSIA), United Kingdom

It was a great conference. I have the start to solving a lot of difference problems we have been working on. I had the chance to meet with many people in my wider network and discuss joint projects. The tip to Ocean Rainforest was truly inspirational.  


Anne-Kristin Løes, Norwegian Centre of Organic Aquaculture, Norway

The event was highly useful to learn about the current status, challenges and potentials of seaweed production, and the Faroe islands was a perfect place to arrange it.


Toby Dewhurst, Kelson Marine, USA

Seagriculture was a great time to connect with colleagues both old and new.


Antoinette Kazbar, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

What I mostly got from this conference is the passion of the community towards the seaweed sector. This was reflected by the good choice of speakers and content of presentations. The Seagriculture Conference gathered most stakeholders, farmers and scientists. All presentations gathered, showed that the sector will be successful, everyone is committed and working together... What make it better is the perfect organization of the event, very professional, a lot of commitment and passion as well. All in all, this shown passion gave me and my students inspiration and push to do our best as scientists to make this sector successful. 


Nicholas Mangini, SWAMC / KISS, USA

Great networking on a international level, great representation from around the world.


Other voices

~ Deep dive into the world of seaweed within 3 days packed full with information and networking. 

~ What a fantastic event!  Brilliant to catch up with friends in the industry and make new connections.  Incredible day out to see Ocean Rainforest's site and facility and we were unbelievably lucky with the weather.  The Faroes is a magical place and I'm so glad we were able to visit.  

~ Good conference whit interesting people from different sectors in seaweed industry. Very nice too meet some new people to discuss seaweed.

~ A great event to bring the various players across the seaweed value chain together in one place so we can begin the conversations necessary to move the industry together.

~ Great conference with good balance between academia and industry.

~ It was a remarkable event with a reality check and a huge ocean of enthusiasm.

Seagriculture EU 2024 in numbers:

224

Delegates from 25 countries

123

Attending companies

50+

Speakers

10

Sessions in two days

Seagriculture EU 2024 Participants 

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18-20 June, Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Limited edition of Seagriculture EU in a unique location with an exclusive site visit to Ocean Rainforest cultivation facilities. The conference gathered 224 delegates from 123 companies and 25 countries.

Seagriculture USA 2023

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Seagriculture USA 2023

6-7 September 2023, Portland (ME), USA

Hosted in the picturesque city of Portland, the event gathered 293 participants from 185 companies and 18 countries for two days of insightful discussions, knowledge exchange, and networking.

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Seagriculture EU 2023

21-22 June 2023, Trondheim, Norway

The event was sponsored by SINTEF. 14 Trade Show participants, 221 delegates from 26 countries, 130 attending companies, and 30 speakers. 

Seagriculture Asia-Pacific 2023

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Seagriculture Asia-Pacific 2023

8-9 February 2023, online

The first Seagriculture Conference in Asia-Pacific. 187 delegates from 31 countries, and 113 attending companies. 23 speakers and 6 sessions

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