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SSIA Conference 2020

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

Tues, February 18th 2020

Conference Dinner 

 

Tues, February 18th 2020 - 7:30pm - Cuan Mor, Oban

 

Workshops at Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS)

 

Weds, February 19th 2020  

1

Welcome 

Opening remarks from Walter Speirs and Councillor Roddy McCuish 

2

Cultivation 

Haik van Exel - Hortimare - Seeding for success - enabling farmers in the Blue Economy

Bert Groenendaal - AtSea Nova: Towards Industrial Scale Seaweed Cultivation

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

3

Processing

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

Andy Wilkinson - Oceanium: Sustainable Seaweed Processing at Scale - the Challenges and Opportunities
 
Dr Will Munro - Food Standards Scotland: Food regulation and the seaweed industry.

4

Funding

Pierre Erwes - Founder, BioMarine: Financing the Blue Economy. 

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

5

Regulation

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.

6

Closing Summary

Alex Adrian - Crown Estate Scotland  

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