Thematic Work groups

In order to accelerate hard needed innovations in the sector, we've set up various work groups within the community to address thematic cross-company challenges. From European regulations to new Dutch market segments, from feed to food. The goal of these groups is to increase success stories and create sector-wide solutions. 

If you are interested to join a work group, you can contact us via the contact form.

Work groups

Multi-use work group

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 work group

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 work group

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 work group

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 work group

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.