Oceans of Opportunity

Did you know that seaweed is the world’s most underused resource?

Seaweed is a sustainable resource that has tremendous potential in many industries, such as food, green energy, industrial sectors, and even medicine.

The Laurentic Forum consortium invites you to join us on May 19, 2022, where you will hear from industry experts from Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Ireland, North Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, as they come together virtually to discuss the processes to farm, protect, and promote sustainability, and the tremendous opportunity and potential associated with the seaweed industry.

Thursday, May 19 2022
9:30 (Newfoundland and Labrador) / 12:00 (Iceland) / 13:00 (Northwest Ireland and Faroe Islands) / 14:00 (North Norway)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Keith Hutchings (moderator), Managing Director, Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation
  • Paul Dobbins, Senior Director of Impact Investing and Ecosystems Services, Aquaculture, WWF
  • Kate Burns, Founder and CEO, Islander Rathlin Kelp
  • Olavur Gregersen, Managing Director, Ocean Rainforest
  • Anne Marit Bjørnflaten, Co-owner, Oceanfood 
  • Cyr Courtourier, Aquaculture Scientist, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University
  • Stein Arne Ranes, Senior Advisor, Department of Industry and Economic Development, Troms and Finnmark County Council


Further details and registration information can be found

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