Seagriculture EU

21 - 22 June 2023

Trondheim, Norway

Enhancing farming outcomes through the optimization of kelp nurseries

Wouter Visch, Researcher & Lecturer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Australia

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.