About the speaker:
Maren Sæther (MSc Biotechnology) is the Processing and Quality Manager of Seaweed Solutions AS and the deputy chair of Norwegian Seaweed Association AS. With over 10 years of experience in seaweed cultivation, she has been involved in developing and establishing seaweed processing methods that are currently being used to ensure high quality seaweed for food, feed, and other markets.
Norwegian Seaweed Association (NSA) was established in 2021, after merging two regional seaweed networks. NSA currently has around 30-member organizations, where the majority are seaweed cultivators. Together with 50 associated stakeholders from R&D, customers and suppliers, NSA has formed the Norwegian Seaweed Cluster (NSC). NSC works on common challenges for an emerging industry, ranging from production technology and quality, to establishing regulatory framework and markets for seaweed.
Seaweed Solutions AS (SES) is a Norwegian pioneer in seaweed cultivation and has since the start in 2009 played an important role in developing the farming industry in Norway. SES was part of establishing one of the early seaweed networks that has now become NSA, and is actively involved in the association, believing that collaboration is the key to succeed in the seaweed industry.