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Norway - United Kingdom Business Conference
Aberdeen and London
14 - 16 September 2022
Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the official visit to the United Kingdom by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit planned for 14 - 16 September will not take place.
In consultation with the Royal House of Norway and the Norwegian Government, Innovation Norway has cancelled the accompanying business delegation from Norway to the United Kingdom.
Detailed programme: Seaweed
14th of September, Aberdeen
Norway and UK, United by the North Sea
Location: P&J LIVE, Aberdeen, map
Organiser: Norwegian Seaweed Association; Nofima; Scottish Association for Marine Science
08:30 - 09:45 Registration, coffee/tea and mingling
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary opening: Exploring Energy and Ocean Industries Together more info
11:15 - 15:00 Parallel session 4: Seaweed
Seaweed have been important to Norway for several decades in various ways. The Vikings ate red seaweed - dulce - to avoid scurvy, and from 1750 to 1930 Norway had a large industry that burned seaweed for the glass industry. At that time, the UK was an important market for Norwegian seaweed farmers. Today, Norway has a new growing seaweed industry. Companies along the Norwegian coast grow sugar kelp and winged kelp for food and feed. Norwegian companies are targeting market partners in the UK from the food industry, and partners developing new technology for the food industry. Join the seaweed seminar for knowledge sharing and discussions on how to develop a new and sustainable marine industry.
11:15 – 11:30 Welcome
- Status of the Scottish seaweed industry
- Short info about the Norwegian Seaweed Cluster
11:30 - 12:30 Theme 1: Seaweed and food
Moderator: Marit Gjerstad, Norwegian Seaweed Cluster
Why seaweed in food - Dagbjørn Skipenes, Nofima
Seaweed, from sea to market, “this is how we do it” - Malin Kleppe, Ocean Forest
- Peter Elbourne, Shøre Seaweed
12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Theme 2: Seaweed processing
Moderator: Adam Hughes
Seaweed processing for the food industry, SUSKelpFood – Dagbjørn Skipenes, Nofima
Eco Cascade, a new approach for processing – Cait Murray-Green, Eco Cascade CIC
Result from various drying technology, result, pros and cons – Kyla Orr, KelpCrofting Ltd
14:00 – 14:30 Coffee/tea break
14:30 – 14:55 Theme 3: Regenerative aquaculture and seaweed, ecosystem services
Moderator: Caroline Griffin
Seaweed Aquaculture, how do we value the ecosystem services it provides? – Adam Hughes, Scottish Association of Marine Science
Panel: How can ecosystem services become an extra revenue for kelp farmers?
14:55 – 15:00 Closing thoughts