Seagriculture EU

18 - 20 June 2024

Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

Ólavur Gregersen, CEO & Co-founder, Ocean Rainforest, Faroe Islands

About the speaker: 

Olavur is the co-founder, CEO and largest shareholder in Ocean Rainforest since 2012. He has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and international consultant. Currently he serves as the coordinator 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, as well as take part in research projects with a number of different partners.

Their inbuilt focus on research and innovation enables them to develop world-class cultivation methods - making them Europe's leading seaweed cultivator and a pioneer in the industry.

The team shares the same values of passion, teamwork and pioneering, and through a diverse set of skills and years of combined experience, they continue to explore the potential of this versatile sea plant to meet growing market demand.

Their purpose is to improve people’s wellbeing and to make a unique contribution to our blue planet. They do this by applying science, innovation and expertise, to grow premium quality seaweed for the target customer segments.