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The European Algae Biomass Association (EABA) aims to promote a strong link between science, technology and business in the algae biomass sector. Seaweed sustainable harvesting and cultivation for multiple purposes is very relevant for the algae biomass sector. It is very relevant to bring together the main stakeholders for knowledge exchange and collaboration.


The Atlantic Sargassum belt has very relevant ecological and economic impact and at the same time represents a great opportunity to understand the global ecosystem changes and potential mitigation and exploitation. A large problem can also be a large opportunity. However international collaboration is needed both to understand and to find possible routes of action.

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November 3

14.00 Dry run and introduction of all participants

November 4

09:00 Opening presentation
The new Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt: Isabel Sousa Pinto

09:40 Pitch presentation (2 min+1 min Q&A) from each participant

10:20 Panel #1 – Ecological framework

11:00 Time to grab a coffee or tea

11:10 Panel #2 – Harvesting challenges

11:50 Panel #3 – Processing challenges

12:30 Mini break for getting your lunch

12:50 Lunch roundtables: choose one of the tables to have a discussion – round up

13:20 Panel #4 – Analytics and Quality

14:00 Panel #5 – Seaweed applications

14:40 Time to grab a coffee or tea

14:50 Panel #6 – Regulatory and legal framework

15:30 Workshop conclusions

16:00 Workshop closure

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Isabel Sousa Pinto


Wish list definition of research needs
Regulatory needs statement formulation
Wish list for EABA actions related activities
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More information

This workshop model was successfully used in 6 EABA Workshops in 2019. It is not a conference, but rather a unique opportunity for learning and sharing knowing the key players.


Workshop Chair:

Prof. Isabel Sousa Pinto, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto. Group Lead of the Coastal Biodiversity Lab at Ciimar Interdisciplinary Centre for Marine and Environmental Research.


Workshop coordination:

Jean-Paul Cadoret – President of EABA, CSO ALGAMA, France
Vítor Verdelho – General Manager of EABA; Council Member of the Executive Committee of ISAP – International Society for Applied Phycology; Member of the Board A4F – Algae for Future, sa, Portugal


Workshop organization and logistics:

Christie de Vrij – Building on Events –

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