Aqulva: Optimising seaweed cultivation

  • Research project
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Cultivating seaweed with aquaculture can provide new opportunities to develop sustainable and healthy food for a growing world population. In addition, seaweed plays a crucial ecological role: it produces oxygen, absorbs CO2, and absorbs excess nutrients from seawater. This project investigates how seaweed cultivation can be optimised for a group of green algae called Ulva.

Within the AQULVA project, we are working with SMEs to optimise the cultivation of selected Ulva species on land. In this way, we can better anticipate seasonal changes in the future and thus control seaweed composition. At the end of the project, we hope to better understand the challenges of land-based Ulva aquaculture to implement improvements.

The research project


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Fields of interest

  • Environment