Nordic Seaweed Conference 2018



Time & place

Time: 10th of October (starting 11 am) to 11th of October 2018

Place: Kystvejen's Hotel and Conference Center, Kystvej 26, 8500 Grenaa, Denmark - how to get there


Price: DKK 2800,- (incl. 1 night in hotel, food + drink)

Price for BA/MA students in double room DKK 1800,-

Why should you join the Nordic Seaweed Conference?

  • Hear top speakers within seaweed for food, feed, cultivation and biorefinery purposes
  • Be updated on latest research
  • Network with colleagues from companies doing business with seaweed and researchers gaining new knowledge on how to use the benefits of seaweed 


Lena abreau 

Key note speakers

Helena Abreu, director and co-founder of ALGAplus: Seaweed and their derivatives, production and commercialization Ltd - based in Ílhavo, Portugal


Marie Magnusson


Marie Magnusson, senior Research Fellow at James Cook University, Australia. Marie is Program Leader at the Centre for Macroalgal Resources and Biotechnology at JCU, in an industry partnered project with MBD Ltd

Other confirmed speakers:

  • Aleksander Handå, SINTEF: MACROSEA -A Knowledge Platform for Industrial Macroalgae Cultivation in Norway


  • Maryam Maccorquodale, The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS): Bioreactor cultivation of kelp gametophyte in search of novel bioactive compounds


  • Philip Kerrison, SAMS: Carpospore production byPalmaria palmataas a new method for its cultivation


  • Peter Schmedes, Danish Shellfish Centre, DTU Aqua: How to cultivate Palmaria palmata - dealing with extreme nutrient-light regimes


  • Bert Groenendaal, SION Industries: Highlights of the EU SeaRefinery project


  • Signe Helle Ptak, SDU Biotechnology: Optimizing Fucoidan Yield From Baltic Fucus Brown Algae Species


  • Jens Legarth, FermentationExperts: Co-fermented seaweed and rapeseed -  effects on gut health in humans and pigs


  • Søren Ugilt Larsen & Nicolaj Ma, Danish Technological Institute: Ensiling of seaweed and conservation of sugars for biofuel production


  • Adrian Macleod, SAMS: The development of seaweed farming in Europe - environmental impacts and prioritizing key knowledge gaps


  • Ditte Baun Hermund, DTU Food: New antioxidants from seaweed for cosmetical applications


  • Dorthe Krause, Aarhus University: Blue Carbon