Growing algae sustainably in the Baltic Sea

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GRASS Dissemination Plan

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Macroalgae production is an upcoming sector for growing biomass for producing food, consumables such as plastics and energy without competing for arable land, depleting fresh water and using non-renewable fertiliser. However, the sector is still in its infancy in the Baltic Sea Region and there is a lack of in-depth and wide-spread knowledge on the potential benefits of macroalgae production. To deal with this challenge, GRASS aims to raise awareness and build capacity on macroalgae cultivation, harvesting and use among public authorities and other relevant stakeholders across the region. Public authorities, ministries, planning regions and counties play a crucial role in promoting macroalgae as they are the main legislative bodies that also control much of national and regional funding. 

Basic project information

Project lifetime:                 01.01.2019 – 30.06.2021

Total project budget:        2,001,257.80 Euro

ERDF:                                1,946,057.80 Euro
ENI + Russia:                    55,200.00 Euro            

Own contribution:            26,308.65 Euro

  • Lead Partner

    Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) 

    Contact person: Fredrik Gröndahl

    phone: +46.8.790 61 58 
    email: fgro(at) 

  • Project Partners

    University of Tartu
    Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)

    National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI) 

    University of Turku

    Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LIAE) 

    SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth EEIG

    Republic of Estonia Ministry of the Environment
    Kurzeme Planning Region
    Uppsala University
    Interregional charitable public organization "Biologists for nature conservation"

  • Associated organisations

    The Municipality of Guldborgsund

    Est-Agar AS

    Republic of Estonia Ministry of Rural Affairs

    The Regional Council of Southwest Finland

    The Finnish Ministry of the Environment

    Centre for Economic Development, Transport and Environment

    The Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

    The Swedish Institute for the Marine Environment

    Algoritm Ltd.

    The Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation of Poland

    Competence Network Aquaculture of the federal state Schleswig-Holstein

    John Nurminen Foundation

    Liepaja University

    Maritime Office in Gdynia


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Hi! My name is Efthalia Arvaniti. As Programme Manager at the SUBMARINER Network I am happy to answer any questions!

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