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Zoute Teelten in Yerseke 

28/09/2022 - At the beginning of October, we will go to Yerseke to visit the new logistics center of the Dutch Seaweed Group (DSG). DSG is setting up this center for the processing of sea vegetables as part of the “Zoute Teelten” project. Learn more about the project and the projectpartners here.

Vacature: Communicatie Talent

19/07/2022 - Wil jij een sleutelrol spelen in de ontwikkeling van deze innovatieve sector? Voel jij de passie om te communiceren over de positieve effecten en eindeloze mogelijkheden van zeewier? Voel je je op je best als je in contact komt met allerlei soorten stakeholders? Om hen te activeren, samenwerkingen te ondersteunen en de zeewiersector vooruit te stuwen? Dan is dit je kans!

We are hiring! Looking for a Communication Pro!

14/07/2022 - 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!

Reflection of our Community Event 6th of July

14/07/2022 - Inspiring speakers, enthusiastic members and guests, an innovative venue and delicious seaweed snacks. The North Sea Farmers’ members/invite-only Community Event, powered by ValgOrize, at BlueCity in Rotterdam had it all

Avoid blue washing by setting norms in the seaweed sector, UN Conference recommends

04/07/2022 - Last week, the UN Ocean Summit was held in Lisbon. As a follow up of the Climate Change COP held in Glasgow last year seaweed was put higher on the agenda than ever. Cultivation of seaweed across the planet is booming, more and more countries discover the potential of seaweed as nature-based solution for Climate Change.

The first North Sea Farmers’ Innovation Award granted at Seagriculture 2022

04/07/2022 - The eleventh edition of Seagriculture EU took place on the 29-30 June in Bremerhaven, organized by DLG Benelux. After two years online, it was the first time since 2019 that people could meet in person once again at the International Seaweed conference. North Sea Farmers was very pleased to support the Innovation Award.

Introducing: Lobster Robotics

29/06/2022 - We at Lobster Robotics are a startup built by TU Delft engineers offering environmental monitoring services to provide insights into the growth of seaweed and the condition of your valuable infrastructure.

Successful seaweed harvest operation on the North Sea

27/06/2022 - The Wier&Wind project has successfully completed the first automated harvesting operation on its seaweed pilot installation on the North Sea. Succesfully bringing all pieces of the puzzle together into a functioning production system is an important milestone for the Wier&Wind project but also for the European seaweed sector. This pilot proves that sustainable seaweed cultivated can be successful in offshore conditions.

Introducing Origin by Ocean

23/05/2022 - Origin by Ocean, founded in 2019, is a platform-based algae refining company. Our patented biorefining process makes it possible to extract valuable bio-based chemicals from harvested invasive algae and ecologically farmed seaweed. The organic algae-based products can substitute conventional chemical ingredients in food & beverage, cosmetics, hygiene, textiles and many other goods and materials.

Submit your entry now for the Seagriculture Innovation Awards

18/05/2022 - Are you a seaweed innovator, researcher or startup? Do you have something to show the world of science and technology? Then we have great news for you! During Seagriculture EU in Bremerhaven (Germany) on 29-30 June, you can compete for the Innovation Award, powered by North Sea Farmers. International seaweed experts from academia and industry will select 3 nominees who offer, according to the jury, the most innovative product, service or invention. In total 3 Innovation Awards will be presented by the jury: Gold, Silver and Bronze.