MACROSEA - A KNOWLEDGE PLATFORM FOR INDUSTRIAL MACROALGAE CULTIVATION

The MACROSEA project has a duration of 4 years (2016-2019) and is funded by the Research council of Norway through the Large-scale Programme on Aquaculture Research.

The project targets successful and predictable production of high quality biomass thereby making significant steps towards industrial macroalgae cultivation in Norway.

The project delivers knowledge on seedling quality, sea cultivation, fouling and diseases and functional genetics of selected brown and red macroalgae species.

75 talks, 10 popular- and 7 scientific articles, 10 reports and 1 book chapter have been disseminated, and the knowledge platform has contributed to 55 media articles and produced 4 movies. The project educates 6 PhD and 9 MSc-students. 3 prototypes of seaweed cultivation equipment, a model for kelp cultivation potential and a numeric tool for structural design of kelp farms have been developed.

Open day November 2019

The final "MACROSEA Open Day" will be arranged as a joint seminar together with the new RCN-funded knowledge platform, Norwegian Seaweed Biorefinery Platform (2019-2023), at Royal Garden hotel in Trondheim 27-28 November 2019.

Illustration of project

 


 

Our research

Videos

Laboratory work with seaweed at SINTEF Sealab
Laboratory work with seaweed at SINTEF Sealab
Making use of the ocean resources
Making use of the ocean resources
Cultivation of seaweed at the island of Frøya
Cultivation of seaweed at the island of Frøya
Standardized production of kelp
Standardized production of kelp
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