Register now for European Seaweed Production and Marketability Workshop

seaweeds longlinesRegistration is still open for the first European Seaweed Production and Marketability workshop.
This meeting is a must for anyone involved in the production or marketing of seaweed, seaweed products or involved in seaweed research.

This event will bring together Europe’s leading seaweed research and development projects in a unique meeting to share lessons learnt, develop best practice, and to map the road ahead for the European Seaweed Industry. This two-day workshop will take place in Oban, Scotland at SAMS, on 13th and 14th May, alongside a Seaweed Cultivation and Breeding course, run by the GlobalSeaweed network on 11th and 12th May.

This workshop will bring together five EU projects: AT~SEA, EnAlgae, iDREEM, SeaBioPlas and Atlantic Blue Tech, in conjunction with the GlobalSeaweed network and the Biomarine International Clusters Association (BICA). All partners will be hosted in SAMS’ outstanding facilities for a combination of invited talks and open panel discussion, including a social event and a visit to our local seaweed farm. This two-day workshop will be held on the 13th 14th of May following on a Seaweed Cultivation and Breeding course run by the GlobalSeaweed network  on the 11th and 12th of May.
The workshop will present the activities of five different European projects, AT~SEA, EnAlgae, IDREEM, SeaBioPlas and Atlantic Blue Tech, and will be organized in conjunction with the GlobalSeaweed network and the Biomarine International Clusters Association (BICA). It will be a combination of invited talks and open panel discussion, including a social event and a visit to a local seaweed farm.

The event promises an interesting and challenging discussion of best practices in seaweed cultivation, harvesting, analysis and product extraction. It will aim to:
• Establish the transnational value of the European seaweed resource, towards the marketability of its products, considering the conservation and genetics of the resource basis, the regulatory framework and social acceptability issues.
• Create a reference framework for the industry basis as well as for regulators and research and development service providers.
Representatives from industry, research and policy are all warmly invited to attend and bring their experiences and their attention to this special forum.
The event is free and spaces are limited.

The deadline for registration is 30 April. Register here

Contact: euseaweed@gmail.com or visit the event page here for more information.

Provisional Agenda

Day 1

Morning Session: Project presentations followed by panel discussions

  • Session 1 – Towards best practices in biomass production and product preparations
  • Session 2 – Social Acceptability: Tackling the challenges of integrating seaweed cultivation in North Western Europe

Afternoon Session: Project presentations followed by panel discussions

  • Session 3 – Economics: From research data to commercial reality
  • Session 4 – Conservation of the natural resource

Day 2

Morning Session: Moderated panel discussions

  • Session 5 – Licensing and Regulation
    Industry Panel: Impact of regulations on seaweed marketability

Afternoon Session

  • Workshop Wrap up
  • Visit to a local seaweed farm

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