Seagriculture 2019

8th International Seaweed Conference

September 2019, Belgium

The conference gathers top speakers, who will share their know-how within seaweed for feed, food, offshore cultivation, biorefinery of seaweed and much more. Don't miss this unique opportunity to network with colleagues from all over Europe within industry and research.

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 2018 was : Governance and the Sustainable Scale up of production and processing of seaweed

Session 1. Regulatory environment of seaweed farming

Session 2. What is an economical sustainable scale on farming seaweed in Europe?

Session 3: What are the mechanical Critical Success Factors for Scaling up?

Session 4: Critical Factors for upscaling in food and nonfood sector, feed, medicine and new applications

Session 5: Species; current and future target species, from strain to sea crop

Session 6: How can we make the seaweed market grow?

Seagriculture 2019 Advisory Committee


Helena Abreu

Co-founder, ALGAplus, PT

Bernardete Castro, IHC, NL

Bernardete Castro

Founder, AlgaeMech Engineering and Consultancy, 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

Dr Maria Hayes

Scientific Research Officer, Teagasc Food Research Centre, IRL

Franck Hennequart

Director Research & Innovation, ALGAIA, FR

Julie Macguire

Research Director, Bantry Marine Research Center Ltd, IRL

Jacques Mazoyer

Principal Scientist chez Cargill, FR

Stefan Kraan

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

Lucy Watson

Aquaculture Technical Specialist, BIM, IRL

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, poster presentation 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