Akkerbouw op Zee
What is the project about?
Building turn-key farm systems for today’s seaweed farmer. The project is a spin-off of a collaboration by consortium Technisch Cluster Scheveningen on farm production systems.
Why is this important?
This project unburdens the start-up seaweed farmer by increasing the feasibility and commercial viability of a new farm. Currently, new farmers have to be both sea farmer, as well as project manager, engineer, seed specialist entrepreneur and logistics manager at all once to get to farming. However, if all required materials, technologies and services are turn-key options, a farmer can start right away.
What are the objectives?
- Provide a turn-key production module, much like the idea of an agricultural field
- Provide turn-key seeding and harvesting machines for rent
- Educate (junior) specialists to have the capacities and resources needed to operate the farm
What do we do in this project?
Prototyping new farm systems for optimal seaweed cultivation
What are the results so far?
Development of SMAC system
Redesign of SMAC into development SMAC 2a
Optimize SMAC2a in development of prototype SMAC 3.0
This project suits our priority…
Farming & technology
Who else are involved?
Algeamech, BOEG Nautic, Noordzee charters, CIV Den Over
Time: 09/2018 – 08/2020