Useful Links

Below is a selection of links to other initiatives, platforms, tools and resources in the world of seaweed.

The EU4Algae forum is a platform for stakeholders in the emerging European algae industry to come together, exchange knowledge and experiences, and accelerate the upscaling of solutions into the mainstream.

BlueInvest aims to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, by supporting readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups. It is enabled by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals.

The EU Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism supports the EU Member States, the EU aquaculture industry, and other relevant stakeholders in implementing the “Strategic guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture”

The European Platform on Lifecycle Assessment (EPLCA) aims at supporting the use of LCA into business and policies. Specifically for policies, the EPLCA is supporting the use of LCA in line with the European Commission Better Regulation Toolbox – method (#64) – for the impact assessment of policies. For more information on LCA methodology, read more here.

Seaweed for Europe is a coalition of changemakers seeking to advance and scale a sustainable and innovative seaweed industry in Europe.

EATIP is the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform, an international non-profit association dedicated to developing, supporting and promoting aquaculture and, especially and specifically, technology and innovation in aquaculture in Europe.

EFSA is an agency of the European Union set up in 2002 to serve as an impartial source of scientific advice to risk managers and to communicate on risks associated with the food chain. 

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC) is Europe’s ‘research infrastructure’ for marine biological resources. They provide access to marine resources, as well as cutting-edge services and facilities that allow researchers, from both academia and industry, to study the ocean and develop innovative solutions to tackle societal issues.

The Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) is the pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure for the preservation, systematic investigation, provision and valorisation of microbial resources and biodiversity. 


The SUBMARINER Network’s Macroalgae Working Group is a regular informal meeting of stakeholders with a focus on upscaling macroalgae production in the Baltic and North Sea basins.

The Safe Seaweed Coalition is a global partnership established to oversee the safety and sustainability of the seaweed industry as it scales up, supported through the investment of our three major partners.

The European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) is the backbone for the algae sector in Europe, promoting mutual interchange and cooperation in the field of algae biomass production and use.

The Station biologique de Roscoff is a French marine biology and oceanography research and teaching center. Founded by Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers in 1872, it is at the present time affiliated to the Sorbonne University and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

The Sammlung von Algenkulturen der Universität Göttingen (Culture Collection of Algae at Göttingen University, international acronym SAG), is a comprehensive biological resource centre of living culture material of microalgae and is among the largest algal service collections in the world.

The Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) is a Biological Resource Centre located within the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) campus near Oban on the scenic west coast of Scotland. CCAP is supported by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), part of UK Research and Innovation, as a National Capability service.

The SUBMARINER Network’s Business Catalogue is the Baltic and North Sea Region’s Blue Bioeconomy Business Hub.

The AquaVitae project has developed a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on low- and multi-trophic aquaculture. Check out the course here.

ALGANEX is a market platform which catalogues and aggregates producers of algae biomass from across Europe for every challenge. They offer certified quality, expertise and simplicity.

Knowde is a marketplace for ingredients, 
polymers and chemistry. Via this platform you can search, learn, engage, sample, quote and purchase from 8,000+ Suppliers — all in one place.

GlobalSeaweedSTAR was a four year programme which brought together an international team of experts in science, policy and economics from nine partner institutions across the United Kingdom, Philippines, Malaysia, Tanzania and Belguim.

Havhøst, meaning Ocean Harvest, is a non-profit network of community-led regenerative ocean farms in Denmark, focused on integrated cultivation of low-trophic species.

GreenWave replicates and scales regenerative ocean farms to create jobs and protect the planet. They train and support ocean farmers in the era of climate change, working with coastal communities around the world to create a blue economy – built and led by farmers.