European Seaweed Production and Marketability

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
Industry, research and policy stakeholders
Oban, Scotland
13/05/2015 – 14/05/2015

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 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