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Why?

Seaweeds (marine macroalgae) are autotrophic organisms capable of producing many compounds of interest. For a long time, seaweeds have been seen as a great nutritional resource, primarily in Asian countries to later gain importance in Europe and South America, as well as in North America and Australia. It has been reported that edible seaweeds are rich in proteins, lipids and dietary fibers. Seaweeds are seen as important future feedstock for Europe, providing biomass for food, feed, and other applications. Seaweeds can contribute to a circular food system a protein transition and bio-based economy. The seaweed sector must avoid developing along the “old” economy’s way of cost leadership but develop along the way of the “new” circular economy.

The global objective is to share successes and challenges of the seaweed sector and to promote the learning from Asia for European researchers and companies.

On day (1 July) we will be presenting the specificities of the seaweed sector in 3 regions: North East Asia; South East Asia and Europe. 
On day 2 (2nd July), we will be engaging in 4 round tables to discuss specific challenges: domestication – efficient and sustainable production – sourcing and processing and finally regulations and governance.

Concept programme

Chair: Anicia Hurtado

  • Consultant at Integrated Services for the Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Region VI – Western Visayas, Philippines. 
  • Integrated Services for the Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Sep 2004 – Present)
  • Founding Vice-Chair; Conducted R&D on Seaweed Tissue Culture and did Developmental Projects on Seaweed Aquaculture

Day 1 – What can we learn and share from 3 seaweed industrial models?

  • Opening & Conference welcome and EABA presentation
  • North East Asia – current status of seaweed production – overview
  • South East Asia and WIO region- current status of seaweed production – overview
  • The European status and perspectives – overview
  • International overview
  • Debate and conclusions
  • Closure

Day 2 – Round table – discussing specific challenges across the globe

  • Opening
  • Challenge 1 – Round table: Domestication practices and overcoming diseases and pests challenges
  • Challenge 2 – Round table: Conciliating viable productions with efficient management
  • Challenge 3 – Round table: Sourcing – storage – processing: how can we move from harvesting to cultivation?
  • Challenge 4 – Standardisation – regulations – governance – and environmental policy
  • Debate and conclusions
  • Closure

SPEAKERS CONFIRMED

  • Anicia Hurtado – University of the Philippines and Visayas – Philippines
  • Alan Critchley – Verschuren Centre for Sustainability – Canada
  • Adrien Vincent –SYSTEMIQ –  France
  • Céline Rebours – Moreforsking – Norway
  • Delin Duan – Institute of Oceanology, CAS – China
  • Eun Kyoung Hwang – Aquatic Plant Variety Center – Republic of Korea
  • Gwang Hoon Kim – Department of Biology, Kongju National University – Republic of Korea
  • Iain C. Neish – Sea Six Energy, Indonesia
  • Jaap van Hal – TNO Energy Transition- Netherlands
  • Jean-Baptiste Wallaert – Chambre Syndicale des Algues et Végétaux Marins – France
  • Liu Tao – College of Marines Life Science, Ocean University of China – China
  • Maris Stulgis – European Commission – Belgium
  • Marlies Draisma  – North Sea Farmer & Markets & Applications – Netherlands
  • Martina Strittmatter – Scottish Association for Marine Science – UK
  • Michele Barbier – INRIA – France
  • Phaik-Eem Lim – University of Malaysia – Malaysia
  • Rita Araújo – European Commission Joint Research Centre – Italy
  • Sander van der Burg – Wageningen University – Netherlands
  • Stefan Kraan – The Seaweed Company – Ireland
  • Thierry Chopin – University of New Brunswick – Canada
  • Timo de Groot – NEN – Netherlands
  • Vincent Doumeizel – United Nations Global Compact – UK
  • Yossi Tal – Seakura – Israel

CONCEPT PROGRAMME (dd 14 June)

Day 1 – What can we learn and share from 3 seaweed industrial models? 

  • 13.00 CEST Opening & Conference welcome and EABA presentation (5 min) – Jean-Paul Cadoret
  • Introduction – Contents and objectives of the conference (10 min) – Anicia Hurtado

13:15 CEST North East Asia – current status of seaweed production – overview 40 min
Chair: TBC

  • The seaweed sector in Korea, Prof Gwang Hoon Kim
  • The seaweed sector in China, Prof. Delin Duan – Institute of Oceanology. Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Discussion and poll questions


13:55  CEST South East Asia  and WIO region- current status of seaweed production – overview 1h10
Chair: Anicia Hurtado

  • Seaweed sector in the Philippines – Production technologies and use of seaweed in Asia with special interest in what can be a learning for Europeans, Dr. Anicia Hurtado  
  • Seaweed sector in Indonesia, Dr. Iain C. Neish, Adaptive Phyconomist – Director, PT Sea Six Energy Indonesia
  • Seaweed sector in Malaysia, Prof. Phaik Eem LIM (University of Malaya)
  • Overview of seaweed sector in Madagascar and Tanzania, Sebastien Jan – Ocean Farmers
  • Discussion and poll questions


Break: 5 min

15:15 CEST The European status and perspectives – 1:30 hour
Chair: TBC

  • The Seaweed sector in Europe – Where do we come from…what are we heading for? Adrien Vincent
  • Current Status of the Algae Production Industry in Europe: An Emerging Sector of the Blue Bioeconomy, Rita Araújo
  • Title TBC, Marlies Draisma 
  • Production of proteins for aquafeed from seaweed: a Norwegian case study, Céline Rebours
  • Opportunities for seaweed biorefinery, Jaap van Hal  
  • LCA and Sustainability of the Seaweed Industry, Sander van der Burg
  • Discussion and poll questions


Break: 10 min

16:55 CEST International overview

  • The Seaweed Resources of the World: our challenges to overcome, Alan T Critchley
  • Seaweed production: overview of the global state of exploitation, farming and emerging research activity, Alejandro H. Buschmann, Universidad de Los Lagos


17.35 Debate and conclusions

18.00 Closure, Jean-Paul Cadoret

Day 2 – Round table – discussing specific challenges across the globe
  • 13.00 CEST Opening – Jean-Paul Cadoret (5 min)
  • Coming together to overcome challenges and power a global seaweed revolution
    Vincent Doumeizel

13:20 CEST Challenge 1 – Round table:
Domestication practices and overcoming diseases and pests challenges (1:00 hour)

Chair: Dr. Eun Kyoung Hwang

Talks (10 min x 3 talks + 30 min discussion):
• Seaweed domestication in Korea, Dr. Eun Kyoung Hwang, National Institute of Fisheries Science, Republic of Korea
• Seaweed domestication in Europe, TBC
• Diseases/epiphytes and loss of production, Martina Strittmatter

Others panellists: Phaik Eem LIM , Sebastien Jan

14:20 CEST Challenge 2– Round table:
Conciliating viable productions with efficient management (1:10 hour)

Chair: TBC

Talks (10 min x 4 talks + 30 min discussion):
• Seaweed farm management in China, Prof. Liu Tao
• Seaweed production through IMTA: getting more bang for your buck”, Thierry Chopin
• Seaweed land based cultivation, Yossi Tal
• Seaweed production and management in France, JB Wallaert

Others panellists: TBC

Break 5 min

15:35 CEST Challenge 3 – Round table:
Sourcing – processing: how can we move from harvesting to cultivation and make it a main stream ingredient? (1:10 hour)
Chair: Marlies Draisma

Talks (10 min x 4 talks + 30 min discussion):
• Sourcing and processing of seaweed biomass in Asia, Dr. Yimin Qin TBC
• Green and sustainable extraction technologies; value added products with a low carbon footprint, Stefan Kraan
• From Seaweed to Carrageenan,  Jacques Mazoyer

16:45 CEST Challenge 4:
Standardisation – regulations – governance – and environmental policy (45 min)
Chair: Michele Barbier

Talks (3 talks of 5 min + 30 min discussion):
• The role of government-led insurance in the Republic of Korea, Gwang Hoon KIM
• Standardisation of algae in Europe, Timo de Groot
• Title TBC, Helene Marfaing

17.30 CEST Debate and conclusions
Maris Stulgis – TBC

18.00 Closure Jean-Paul Cadoret

Fees:
€ 300 regular
€ 235 for EABA members
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