Seagriculture EU

18 - 20 June 2024

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Seeding technology

Floor Marsman, Data Analyst & Researcher, Ocean Rainforest, Faroe Islands

About the speaker: 

Floor started in 2019 as an intern at Ocean Rainforest while finishing her MSc in Biology at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She continued as Ocean Rainforest’s Production and Quality Manager, responsible for production planning and processes. Recently, she has taken the role as Data Analyst & Researcher, focusing on improving the company’s data collection and utilization, and participating in various research projects. She is the Cultivation & Processing Work Package leader of the Horizon Europe project SeaMark.  

Company info:


Ocean Rainforest is a pioneering blue growth company located in the Faroe Islands and in California, USA. The company offers a collection of seaweed products, mostly for feed, food and cosmetic producers, and they take part in several research projects with a number of different partners as well. Their purpose is to improve people’s wellbeing and to make a unique contribution to our blue planet, by applying science, innovation, and expertise, to grow premium quality seaweed.


The presentation will cover the state-of-the-art of direct seeding, including direct seeding machinery, glue development and in situ experiments.