Next edition of Seagriculture EU:

29 - 30 June 2022, Bremerhaven, Germany

More information to follow shortly!

Post show press release


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“Seagriculture 2021 successfully held in online format”

On 15 & 16 September the tenth edition of Seagriculture took place in an online format. Although that the tenth edition took place online the organizers have worked very hard to arrange a great line up in speakers and added new features such as the Seaweed Quiz, European Union – Seagriculture Algae Innovation Awards and a special USA night session focusing on seaweed activities in the USA.

More than 25 speakers from 11 countries worldwide shared their knowledge, expertise and above all passion for all aspects of seaweed farming. Not only the speakers focused on the technical aspects of seaweed farming but also aspects such as ecosystems, marketing, supply chain, sustainability and future developments were addressed.

With over 180 registrations this edition of Seagriculture was the best attended event so far. This clearly shows that the seaweed community is growing and that seaweed professionals are interested in a platform such as Seagriculture to share knowledge and connect with other professionals in the industry. In addition to the high number of registrations it was remarkable that the attendees were coming from all over the globe, overcoming different time zones. In total Seagriculture welcomed participants from 27 countries.

On 16th September, Felix Leinemann, Head of Unit Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning, European Commission, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries handed out the European Union – Seagriculture Algae Innovation Award to: Green Technology Research Institute, CPC Corporation, from Taiwan - Gold, THE BLUE FUTURE from Spain - Silver and Rhodomaxx SDN BHD from Malaysia – Bronze and audience award.

In total 16 innovations were submitted from all over the globe of which 40% were submitted from Europe, this underlines the innovative character of the seaweed industry.

Transitioning to a sustainable blue economy requires investing in innovative technologies. Whether this is in wave or tidal energy, algae production, development of innovative fishing gear or restoration of marine ecosystems, the objective is to create new green jobs and businesses in the blue economy.

By funding the Seagriculture Innovation Awards the European Commission shows its commitment to transitioning to a sustainable blue economy and offers entrepreneurs and academia the possibility to contribute to this transformation by highlighting their innovative services and products which could make a positive impact to our blue economy.

During the USA night session, Dana Eidsness, director of the MENADO at Maine International Trade Center introduced Seagriculture USA 2022, which will be held on 7-8 September in Portland Maine.

Maine is one of the hotspots for seaweed farming in the USA so the choice for Portland, Maine, comes as a natural one. Seagriculture USA is being sponsored by: Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Maine Technology Institute (MTI), Maine International Trade Center (MITC) and Maine North Atlantic Development Office (MENADO).

The USA edition comes in addition to the European edition of Seagriculture which will next year be held in Bremerhaven, Germany and which is being supported by Bremerhavener Gesellschaft für Investitionsförderung und Stadtentwicklung mbH. Seagriculture EU will be held on 29-30 June 2022. By organizing 2 annual editions of Seagriculture the organizers believe that they can even better serve the growing seaweed community, not only in Europe but now also in North America.

The organizers would like to thank all sponsors, speakers, chairs and partners for making Seagriculture 2021 a great success and supporting us in building an even greater platform for the seaweed community in the future.

More information on the 2022 editions of Seagriculture will be available soon on www.seagriculture.eu and www.seagriculture-usa.com

17 September 2021
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Seagriculture 2021 is approaching rapidly!

In about 2 weeks the 10th edition of the Seagriculture conference will take place in an online format. The conference will take place on September 15-16.

The Seagriculture 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.

This years’ conference program is completely packed with interesting sessions, a seaweed quiz, USA night session, innovation awards, a seaweed tour around the world and much more.

The program consists of 8 session which address actual topics within the seaweed industry ranging from Investing in sustainable, large scale seaweed cultivation to seaweed's ecosystem services and Seaweed activities in the USA/Americas. Some 25 top speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on all aspects of the seaweed industry.

One important feature of this years’ conference are the innovation awards which are funded by the European Union.

A jury incorporating international seaweed experts from academia and industry will select 3 nominees which offer, according to the jury, the most innovative product, service or invention. In total 3 Innovation Awards will be presented by the jury; Gold, Silver and Bronze plus one audience Award.

The Seagriculture Innovation Award 2021 is open to all companies, research institutes and other organisations involved in seaweed innovation.

The winners will be announced during the Seagriculture 2021 Innovation Awards ceremony on day 2 of the conference (September 16).

Do not miss out on the opportunity to be part of this unique platform serving the international seaweed industry! Register today: https://dlgonlineregistration.com/seagriculture


August 2021

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“Seagriculture 2021 Innovation Awards funded by the European Union”

Within the framework of Seagriculture 2021 the organisers are pleased to announce that the Seagriculture Innovation Award will be funded by the European Union.

A jury incorporating international seaweed experts from academia and industry will select 3 nominees which offer, according to the jury, the most innovative product, service or invention. In total 3 Innovation Awards will be presented by the jury; Gold, Silver and Bronze plus one audience Award.

The Seagriculture Innovation Award 2021 is open to all companies, research institutes and other organisations involved in seaweed innovation. The deadline for submission for the Innovation Award is August 15th, 2021.

The winners will be announced during the Seagriculture 2021 Innovation Awards ceremony on day 2 of the conference (September 16).

The European Commission has proposed a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU for the industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts. A sustainable blue economy is essential to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic.

Transitioning to a sustainable blue economy requires investing in innovative technologies. Whether this is in wave or tidal energy, algae production, development of innovative fishing gear or restoration of marine ecosystems, the objective is to create new green jobs and businesses in the blue economy.

By funding the Seagriculture Innovation Awards the European Commission shows its commitment to transitioning to a sustainable blue economy and offers entrepreneurs and academia the possibility to contribute to this transformation by highlighting their innovative services and products which could make a positive impact to our blue economy.

Registration for the Seagriculture Innovation Award is possible until August 15th and can be done on the website: https://seagriculture.eu/innovation-award/  

August 2021

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Meet Megan Reilly Cayten of OCEANS 2050

Can you tell us a bit more about Oceans 2050?
"Oceans 2050 is a new initiative, founded by Alexandra Cousteau and Professor Carlos Duarte, with the goal of restoring abundance to the oceans by 2050. We aim to catalyze activities at scale that are restorative to the oceans and the climate. In 2020 we launched the Seaweed Carbon Farming project, a global effort to quantify the carbon sequestration in sediment by macroalgae and create a new voluntary carbon market for seaweed farming."

What is the importance of seaweeds for Oceans 2050?
"Seaweed farms and kelp forests provide an extensive array of ecosystem services to the oceans and to people, including carbon removal, biodiversity and fisheries enhancement, oxygenation, pollution remediation, and localized reductions of temperature and acidification. Seaweed farming is an accessible livelihood and food security opportunity for diverse coastal populations on a global scale, and biomass use can displace more climate- and chemical-intensive alternatives in the food, feed, fertilizer and fuels sectors. We chose the Seaweed Carbon Farming project to be our first initiative because of seaweed farming's significant potential to be restorative to the oceans and to the climate, at scale."

At Seagriculture 2021 you will be talking about Seaweed ecosystem services. What will be your take home message?
"Seaweed farming is currently the only climate mitigation solution available for the oceans, provides a host of additional ecosystem services and livelihood opportunities, is scalable, not land-competitive, and is accessible to anyone with a coastline. We need innovation in product development and farming efficiency, investment and regulation to support a rapid scaleup of the sector."

20-07-2021

“Conference Program Seagriculture ONLINE 2021 has been finalized and now available”

The 10th edition of the international Seagriculture conference will be held on 15 & 16 September 2021 in a digital format.

The organisers have already finalized a very comprehensive program which addresses current and trending topics, challenges, innovations and other subjects relevant for the Seaweed industry. The program of Seagriculture features 8 sessions with 22 speakers from 11 countries!

The sessions range from “Investing in sustainable, large scale seaweed cultivation’ to “Seaweed's ecosystem services” and from “Onland seaweed farming” to a special night session about “Seaweed activities in the USA/Americas”.

In addition to a great list of speakers the organisers have added new features such as a live cooking session by the Belgian seaweed chef Donald Deschagt, Seagriculture 2021 innovation awards, a virtual tour around the world and finally the first Seagriculture quiz ever! Check out the entire program on https://seagriculture.eu/program-2021/ 

Every year the Seagriculture conference gathers top speakers, who will share their know-how within the seaweed industry on topics related to feed, food, offshore cultivation, biorefinery of seaweed and much more.

The last edition of Seagriculture, which took place online from 24-25 September 2020 welcomed around 150 delegates from 33 countries, the Seagriculture conference is the sector’s place to be heard and seen.

The Seagriculture conference is Europe's largest seaweed conference and has built up a solid reputation as one of the most important events within the industry.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to network with colleagues from all over Europe within industry and research and register today on www.seagriculture.eu

May 2021

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“Seagriculture conference to be held online on 15 & 16 September 2021”

The 10th edition of the international Seagriculture conference will be held in a digital format. Initially the conference was scheduled to take place in Bødo, Norway but since there are still uncertainties with regards to the Covid-19 situation and international traveling the organizers have decided in an early stage to host the conference online.

The decision to host the conference in an online format enables the organisers to put together a comprehensive program that addresses current issues within the seaweed industry as well virtual tours, innovation awards and a special (night)session dedicated to seaweed activities in the USA/Americas!

Special focus will be given to Investing in sustainable, large scale seaweed cultivation. According to Fortune Business Insights the global commercial seaweed size is projected to reach USD 23.04 billion by 2027 (USD 13.33 billion in 2019), exhibiting a CAGR of 5,8% during the forecast period.

In addition, topics such as Onland seaweed farming and Seaweed's ecosystem services are included in the program.

Every year the Seagriculture conference gathers top speakers, who will share their know-how within the seaweed industry on topics related to feed, food, offshore cultivation, biorefinery of seaweed and much more.

The last edition of Seagriculture, which took place online from 24-25 September 2020 welcomed around 150 delegates from 33 countries, the Seagriculture conference is the sector’s place to be heard and seen.

The Seagriculture conference is Europe's largest seaweed conference and has built up a solid reputation as one of the most important events within the industry.

More details on the program will be released in the coming months, don't miss this unique opportunity to network with colleagues from all over Europe within industry and research and register today!

March 2021

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