What are the practical barriers to growth and how do we overcome them? SSIA's 4th Annual Conference investigates.

Registration is now open for SSIA's 4th Annual Conference. 

Tues, February 18th 2020

‘Kickstarting the Seaweed Economy’
What are the practical barriers to growth and how do we overcome them?


Weds, February 19th - Workshops at Scottish Association of Marine Science

Speakers confirmed:

Session One - Kickstarting Cultivation

Job Schipper: Seaweed Cultivation in the Faroes, Norway, Holland and Spain.

Bert Groenendaal: Towards Industrial Scale Seaweed Cultivation

Dr Zalina Dzhatieva - Argyll & Bute Council:  Feasibility of Seaweed Farming in Argyll & Bute and Emergent Opportunities.

Session Two: Value Adding Seaweed – Opportunities and Challenges

VSigurbjord Danielsdottir - Founder and CEO of SjøBørg AS: Macroalgae as Health
Food from a Norwegian Perspective.

Will Munro - Food Standards Scotland:   Update on Regulations relating to
Seaweed and Seaweed Products.

Session Three – Beyond R&D –Financing Scale Up.

Pierre Erwes - Founder, BioMarine,The International Platform Dedicated to
Marine Bio-resources:  Financing the Blue Economy.

Antoine Erwes - General Manager, International Blue Cooperative:  Scaling up
The Commercial Seaweed Sector.

Session Four – Update on the Regulatory Environment

Dr Tracey Begg – Marine Sustainability Manager, Scottish Natural Heritage:
SNH Wild Seaweed Hand Harvesting Guidance.

David Pratt – Marine Scotland:   Update on Progress of the Seaweed Review Group.

Closing Summary:

Alex Adrian – Crown Estate Scotland