The demand for high quality protein will increase significantly with the increase of the world population: 9 billion people in 2050. Seaweed cultivation could deliver an important contribution to sustainable food production, with only 2 percent of the total ocean surface. In this dossier you can find news, backgrounds en results of our research on seaweed.
At this moment, research is being done on the cultivation of seaweed in the North Sea, whether or not combined with large-scale offshore wind parks. Increasingly, there is interest from both the offshore wind sector (cost reduction) and the shellfish industry (offshore aquaculture). Pilot studies are being done inshore and near the coast at Texel (Zeeboederij) and in the Oosterschelde (Zeewierderij).