Who we are
North Sea Farmers is passionate to accelerate and strengthen the impact-driven seaweed industry. We do this because we are committed to create a strong and healthy European blue economy, that will contribute to climate change solutions for many generations to come.
We do that by building an inclusive member base which promotes powerful collaborations throughout the value chain of seaweed.
TOGETHER WITH AND FOR MEMBERS WE:
- Facilitate knowledge exchange in the sector
- Identify knowledge gaps
- Close knowledge gaps by initiating & facilitating innovation / collaboration projects
- Identify (market) opportunities & trends
- Enable collaborations in seaweed value chains
- Represent the sector towards policy, markets and other sectors
- Give visibility to the seaweed sector and its players
- Ensure long-term perspective for NSF as sector organization
This way we stimulate open innovation and accelerate positive developments for each and everyone involved. For a radical and powerful impact. In other words: if the seaweed sector is successful, we’re doing our job right.
how we are organised
We are a non-profit foundation with an ANBI status. The foundation consists of our organisational team (execution), a board (control) and ambassadors (advice). Members of the board are: Marcel Schuttelaar (Schuttelaar & Partners) and Ton Menken (Menken van den Assem).
Our costs - for people and projects - are covered by project incomes, membership fees and donations.
CAN YOU GIVE US CONTACT DETAILS OR COMPANY NAMES?
At North Sea Farmers we don’t work by providing company names or contacts. You can check who the current North Sea Farmers members are on our website and have an idea from there who we directly collaborate with, but further than that – getting different and appropriate players in touch, setting up collaborations between different parties and other networking efforts – is something we do exclusively for our supporting members. You can find more information about becoming a member here.
CAN YOU DELIVER SEAWEED TO US?
Our name would suggest that we farm seaweed ourselves, but this is not the case. We are a member based sector organization. We do have contact information of people who do cultivate seaweed. We, however, do not have seaweed ourselves.