North Sea Farmers community

Innovation promotes learning, especially from each other. That is why we started our community in 2014: a network of seaweed pioneers, engineers, entrepreneurs, fishermen, researchers, policy makers and many more. This is a place for sharing and developing new knowledge and to find inspiration. Together with more than 90 organisations, the North Sea Farmers community focusses on professionalising the sector and to accelerate innovation. Will you join the mission for a greener world with seaweed? 

Yes, I want to become a Farmer


Seven reasons to join

1. Be part of a dynamic network

Every aspect of the seaweed value chain is represented in the community: from farmers to food developers. Here, they exchange knowledge, find inspiration and share insights. Members of the community have the opportunity to speak and collaborate with many different parties in the value chain. 

2. Inspirational workshops to accelerate the sector

Three times a year, we organize a workshop for all members in our community. Here, we update each other on the latest trends and developments and work on dilemmas; it's a great network opportunity. 

3. Thematic Work groups to put dilemmas on the agenda

Professionalizing the sector can be complex, resulting in dilemmas that exceed the power of one organisation. These kind of cross-company dilemmas are addressed in our thematic workgroups in order to contribute to sector-wide solutions. Members of the community can join these groups. Read more about the work groups!

4. Find collaboration in various projects

North Sea Farmers is involved in various national and international projects. These projects incentivize (international) collaboration and cocreation. As a member, you have the opportunity to seek collaboration with the community for current or new projects. Here is an overview of the projects we are involved in

5. Access to our library MySeaweed

Every member has access to our Library: an online seaweed library that we developed for our community members. Here, you'll find more than 400 seaweed related articles, presentations and documents on seaweed and multi-use. This community page is for members only. 

6. Access to research plots at North Sea Innovation Lab

Want to test out new seaweed seeds or a harvesting machine at sea? Our Offshore Test Lab may be a solution. All members can make use of our NSIL research plots for offshore testing. Read more at out North Sea Innovation Lab page here.

7. Support by our team

A young team of eager experts is here to help you out. Whether you are considering a membership or you have any other question, we'd love to get to know you over a cup of coffee. Let's help each other out! 


Will you join our mission for a greener world with seaweed?

Yes, I want to join

I want to KNOW MORE

Photo below: Jareth Sky