Promoting seaweed based market applications.
There’s a natural solution for mitigating climate change and it is seaweed. A valuable and underutilised resource right from the oceans where all life began, seaweed has a large potential for exploitation in a variety of markets. The European industry, however, remains in its infancy and requires significant growth to become commercially viable. The EU-funded SeaMark project will use new breeding technologies within EU seaweed crop genetics to increase biomass yield. The goal is to upscale circular ocean cultivation and land-based integrated multi-trophic aquaculture systems, as well as to develop novel processing methods like fermentation and biotransformation. This will result in a more resilient food system, helping fulfil the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
SeaMark is a consortium of 25 project partners, including the SUBMARINER Network, from 9 countries.
Kim Anderle, Project Manager