Thematic Work Groups

In order to accelerate developments in the sector, we've set up work groups that address cross-company challenges. The goal of these groups is to increase success stories and create sector-wide solutions. From European regulations to new Dutch market segments, from feed to food: we put concerns and dillemmas on the agenda! 

Everyone is welcome to join a work group. If you are interested, please contact us via the contact form.

Work groups

Multi-use work group

How to combine wind, weed and more? Together with owners of energy and wind parks, this working group focusses on exploring possibilities for, assessing risks of and finding solutions for multi-use sea space. Not only with regard to seaweed farming, but also with other smart combinations. 


Cultivation work group

About ecological boundaries & starting materials. Research & knowledge institutes gather insights surrounding the ecological aspects of cultivation for successful harvesting. This may regard: explore types of seaweed that are suited for the North Sea, without endangering the natural occurring seaweed stocks, ensure the supply of high-quality starting materials for cultivation and other topics.


Feed work group

How to integrate feed (additives) in the market? Here, we address how we can ensure a stable foundation to rollout this application in the Netherlands. In working group meetings, the question is raised: How can we jointly integrate feed additives (even) better in the market? 


Food work group

How to get to safe, tasty & high quality seaweed? The aim of this group is to work towards recognizable, safe, tasty and high quality seaweeds. By monitoring food safety and quality and stimulating consumer acceptance, we focus on increasing the market and strengthening revenue models. 

Research work group

What are the latest studies & trajectories on seaweed? To stay up to date about the ongoing studies and to look ahead to future trajectories, this working group research has been assembled. Here, major Dutch knowledge institutions share current and new research trajectories and explore how they can cooperate more effective.