Thematic Working groups

In order to accelerate hard needed innovations in the sector, we have set up various working groups within the community to address thematic cross-company and cross-sector challenges. From European regulations to new Dutch market segments, from cultivation to feed to food. The goals of these group sessions are to increase insights in eachother's needs and possibilities, to exchange knowledge and to work on sector-wide solutions. 

These are our current working groups:

Multi-use 

How to combine wind, weed and more? Together with owners of wind farms, this work 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 businesses like mussels, solar energy and shellfish. 

Cultivation 

How to get to high-quality starting materials within ecological boundaries? This work group focusses on addressing problems and challenges related to the availability of sufficient high-quality starting materials as well as developing knowledge on cultivation topics to realise the ambition of 400 km2 of Multi-Use sea(weed) farms in the North Sea. This also regards exploring seaweed species that are suited for the North Sea without endangering the natural occurring seaweed stocks.

Feed 

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 

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 the revenue model. 

Research 

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 has been assembled. Here, major Dutch knowledge institutions share current and new research trajectories and explore how they can cooperate more effective. 

During 2021 the 5 dates below are reserved for working group sessions, with a maximum of three sessions per working group:

  • January 28
  • March 25
  • June 10 
  • September 9
  • November 4

If you are interested in joining a working group, please contact Lotte.