What is the potential of European seaweed production? What will be the economic, social and environmental impacts of scaling up? And how can the seaweed sector look in 2030, 2040 and 2050? Answers you will find in the interactive roadmap of North Sea Farmers, a visual tool as result of the collaboration during the project Wier&Wind.
Creating sustainable solutions based on locally cultivated seaweeds. That’s one of the goals of the recently ended Interreg Project Wier&Wind. And also what North Sea Farmers aims for with more than hundred members. The sector organization believes in the potential of locally cultivated seaweed, which can be used for all kinds of application in the market chain.
Actual and future situation
In order to have a positive effect on the environment as well as the sustainable goals of the EU, the locally based seaweed needs scale, but also limitations. This especially designed interactive roadmap, shows the actual situation of the seaweed sector in the Greater North Sea region wright now, and in the timestamps 2030, 2040 and 2050. For the nearshore-, the onshore- and the offshore production of seaweed.
Steps towards the future
With the roadmap North Sea Farmers wants to create a common storyline for the potential of European seaweed, and to collaboratively approach the steps necessary for the future. The roadmap can be used to present the potential of European seaweed production, and answer questions about the impacts and timeline of scaling up the sector.