About the speaker:
Wouter Visch is a researcher specialising in seaweed aquaculture, particularly the sustainable cultivation of kelp species. He obtained his PhD from the University of
Gothenburg, studying the sustainable cultivation of kelp (Saccharina latissima).
Following his doctoral research, Wouter relocated to Tasmania, Australia, joining The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) as a postdoctoral researcher. At IMAS, he explored the synergistic production of seaweed alongside salmon and shellfish.
Currently, Wouter works as a researcher and lecturer in seaweed biology at IMAS, where he continues to advance knowledge in sustainable seaweed cultivation, with a primary emphasis on kelp species. His work contributes to the development of environmentally
friendly and economically viable practices in the emerging field of seaweed aquaculture.