Join Marine-i at this online event to explore the potential for innovation in novel aquaculture, particularly growing seaweed offshore. The high level of interest in this sector presents an opportunity for innovation, both in techniques for cultivation and products based on seaweed.
Novel aquaculture, particularly growing seaweed, is attracting increasing interest in the UK and Europe. This is due to its potential as a highly sustainable source of food, materials and energy. Furthermore, growing seaweed can have a positive influence on local marine environments. Despite high costs for trial farms, the the potential of this new industry has been demonstrated at small scale. The challenge now becomes building on this to create larger-scale cost-effective seaweed cultivation.
Large-scale cultivation presents new challenges for technology, operating procedures and management. This Discovery Room will:
• Review progress around Europe to date
• Outline the challenges to move to the next stage of development
• Explore the potential of companies based in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to meet these challenges
• Present the research support available through Marine-i.
A full Agenda will follow shortly.
There is no cost to attend this event.
Please note this event may be recorded.