The right locations for seaweed farms, is one of the priorities for successful farming on the North Sea. For safe assets, good growth and minimal spatial and ecological burden.
Farming & technology
Innovative technologies for high-quality and cost-effective breeding, cultivation and harvest is another priority. It enables optimal yields with a sustainable way of working.
Markets & applications
Serving and developing valuable markets is a next priority. For a healthy supply-demand balance, providing great seaweed products for people, animals and plants.
Seaweed for a greener world
3 priorities for success
Climate change and the ongoing growth of the world population, challenge us to act different and shift from land to sea(weed). We envision multi-use sea farms to create the optimal synergy of nature, food and energy on the North Sea. To get there, we work with 3 priorities for success: product locations, farming & technology and markets & applications.
Seaweed is a very sustainable crop to grow. By making smart combinations between seaweed cultivation, sourcing clean energy and improve biodiversity, it can be even more sustainable. All at the same time in a multi-use sea farm. This is how we move towards a greener world with seaweed.
To set up 1 billion euro impact driven blue economy, in and from the Netherlands.
This requires new skills and talents, such as technicians, engineers, farmers with a sustainable affinity.
Free from using land surface, fresh or fertilizer when cultivating seaweed.
Seaweed does not need resources that are already scarce. It is one of the most sustainable crops to grow.
Organisations that work together and exchange knowledge in one community.
For faster and smarter developments in the seaweed industry. This community is called the Seaweed Platform.
Reduction in the atmosphere, if we use and cultivate seaweed smart
Capturing CO2 in the surface water, using seaweed proteins in food products and reducing methane emissions as feed additive.
All over Europe, people work together and invest in de seaweed sector.
We are creating new knowledge to apply better technologies and well suited applications.
The Dutch Climate Agreement supports the seaweed movement.
The agreement aims de develop nature-inclusive farms within wind parks before 2030. We support the policy making and realization of the plans.
North Sea Innovation Lab
The essential part of making a change, is to act. That is why we initiated the North Sea Innovation Lab: an offshore lab of 6 square kilometres, 12 kilometres from the coast of The Hague. NSIL is accessible for everybody who wants to do research, set up pilots and test technologies. If you want to start commercial activity offshore, this is the place to start.
Cooking with ‘Groente uit zee’
A healthier climate can easily start in your kitchen: by cooking with seaweed! Take a look at our seaweed cookbook 'Groente Uit Zee' (or in English 'Ocean Greens'). It contains numerous recipes, preparation tips, information on seaweed species and nutritional value.