Seaweed Highlights

New member Rabobank supports businesses across the seaweed chain

16/02/2024 - Rabobank recently joined the North Sea Farmers network. The bank, which has roots in the agri-food sector, wants to accelerate the food and protein transition based on its social commitment. Reason why it wants to support members of North Sea Farmers with its network, knowledge and financial solutions.

Building the Seaweed Industry Roadmap 2050, showing the future of seaweed

08/02/2024 - Following the Seaweed Sector Roadmap 2022, developed within the INTERREG Wier & Wind project, and a 10-point Action Plan 2030, developed in 2023, North Sea Farmers aims this year to consolidate a Seaweed Industry Roadmap 2050 for seaweed production and the markets feed, food, biostimulants and biomaterials. In the coming months we will be organising several Sector Sessions for the surrounding markets.

Summary Sector Session Lessons Learnt Design Standard Seaweed Farms & NSF#1 now online

08/01/2024 - We look back on a successful Sector Session Lessons Learnt Design Standard Seaweed Farms & NSF#1 on 7 December with various speakers from the sector. The summary of both parts is now available in the Knowledge Base.

Open Climate Solutions uses seaweed to develop nature-based solutions for climate change

21/12/2023 - Open Climate Solutions is a Swiss non-profit organisation whose mission is to develop nature-based climate solutions that also support biodiversity and create benefits for society. They strongly believe seaweed is one of those solutions, and their ambition is to standardize seaweed farming and do research on bio-stimulants and biochar as nature-based climate solutions.

Optimising large-scale sowing with the project ZeewierSEEDER

21/12/2023 - Not so long ago, seaweed farmers used to sow their ropes or nets by hand. Something that is not very efficient for large-scale seaweed cultivation. The ZeewierSEEDER project is therefore working on optimising large-scale sowing of seaweed nets, which can be done on a smaller and more controllable scale.

CLOSED Vacancy at North Sea Farmers: Public & Regulatory Affairs Manager

14/12/2023 - This vacancy is closed. North Sea Farmers is looking for a Public & Regulatory Affairs Manager (32-40 hours a week). Would you like to play a key role in representing the innovative seaweed sector? Does communicating about the positive impacts and endless possibilities of seaweed bring a spark to your eyes? Do you thrive when engaging with all kinds of stakeholders? To activate them, support collaborations and push the seaweed sector forward? Then this is your chance!

Internship at North Sea Farmers: contribute to a sustainable future

04/12/2023 - Are you looking for a challenging internship where you can work on a sustainable and innovative seaweed industry? Do you want to contribute to a better climate, sustainable food production, and a circular economy? Than an internship at North Sea farmers is perfect for you. Start from January 2024.

Healthy Seaweed Co Limited promotes healthy living and increases the income of seaweed farmers

01/12/2023 - New member Healthy Seaweed Co Limited is a social enterprise in Tanzania that processes and produces seaweed products that can be added to food and consumed directly. Their aim is to promote healthy living through the local consumption of seaweed and to increase the income of women seaweed farmers in Tanzania.

Innovative AMMON Project Launched for Sustainable Use of the North Sea

23/11/2023 - A promising collaboration of leading organizations, supported by a Kansen voor West grant, announces the launch of an ambitious project named AMMON - Autonomous Monitoring for Multi-use On the North Sea. This project aims to significantly reduce vessel movements for monitoring purposes, focusing on cutting vessel costs, emissions, and enhancing safety.

Wavy Wonders makes filling snacks we feel good about

16/11/2023 - New member Wavy Wonders makes healthy and filling seaweed snacks that are conquering more and more stores in Europe and hopefully the US in the near future. Founder Thomas Thulesen tells us about the successes and challenges of Wavy Wonders.