A Triple P review of the feasibility of sustainable offshore seaweed production in the North Sea

Burg, S.W.K. van den; Stuiver, M.; Veenstra, F.A.; Bikker, P.; Lopez Contreras, A.M.; Palstra, A.P.; Broeze, J.; Jansen, H.M.; Jak, R.G.; Gerritsen, A.L.; Harmsen, P.F.H.; Kals, J.; Blanco Garcia, A.; Brandenburg, W.A.; Krimpen, M.M. van; Duijn, A.P. van; Mulder, W.J.; Raamsdonk, L.W.D. van


This study focused on the potential of seaweed, cultivated in the North Sea, as a sustainable and profitable resource for feed and non-food applications. Seawood production can take place as part of multi-use platforms at sea (MUPS). A review of the state-of-the-art in seaweed production and its applications. Various economic, ecological and social challenges are identified, which need to be addressed to utilise this potential.