SEAGRICULTURE 2021 switched to an online format 
10th International Seaweed Conference

15-16 September 2021

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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