Nordic Seaweed Conference 2019

Join the 9th Nordic Seaweed Conference on the 9th + 10th of October 2019 in Grenaa, Denmark. The topic of this year's conference will be Meeting the UN sustainability goals by Innovation in Macroalgae as a Bioresource.

Be inspired by novel input from the field of seaweed research and industry. Take the excellent opportunity to network and find new project and business partners.

The Conference team is working hard to put together a top-notch program for you.


Time and Place


Time: 9th - 10th of October 2019 (the conference starts at 11 am on the 9th of October)

Place: Kystvejens Hotel and Conference Centre in Grenaa Denmark


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Keynote speaker:

Balunkeswar (Balu) Nayak, Associate Professor of Food Processing, University of Maine:

One of our keynote speakers this year will highlight innovations in seaweed processing technologies for developing future food and food ingredients. He has more than16 years of experience on the food process engineering and has been extensively investigating the development of sustainable process and product approaches for high-value added aquaculture seaweed products.


List of confirmed speakers:

  • Ying Yen, Nord Universitet, Norway: Silage fermentation properties of Saccharina latissima and Alaria esculenta under various additives and processing methods.
  • Philipp Doerschmann, University of Kiel, Germany: Fucoidans with beneficial effects for ocular diseases, influence on cell viability, VEGF secretion and oxidative stress protection.
  • Heiko Keller, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, Germany: Operationalising UN sustainable development goals for algae-based process development via integrated life cycle sustainability assessment.
  • Susse Wegeberg, Aarhus University, Denmark: The unknown kelp forests of Greenland - the East coast's unexpected lushness.
  • Cecilie W. Nielsen, DTU Food, Denmark: Is blanching the solution for lowering iodine in sugar kelp and which quality consequences does it have to blanch sugar kelp?
  • Maryam MacCorquodale, SAMS, Scotland: Manipulating macronutrient concentration (N,P, FE) to ensure vegetative cultivation of kelp gametophytes (saccharina latissimi) for the aquaculture industry.
  • David Aldridge, Seaweed Energy Solutions, Norway: Seaweed cultivation and processing for sustainable production of food and other products.
  • Dr Achinta Bordoloi, Stellenbosch University, South Afrika: Subcritical water extraction for recovering high value products from the brown macroalgae Ecklonia maxima: A greener alternative.
  • Rita Clancy, Eurida Research Management: Future sustainable seaweed industries in Europe - Social aspects and the need for public dialogues.
  • Rafael Meichßner, Kiel University: UV- screening in Baltic seaweeds and its application in cosmetic products.
  • Frederik Gröndahl, KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Seafarm Algae cultivation for a more sustainable world.