November 2013, partner OCEANFUEL deployed several 2x2m and one 5x5m substrates
as part of the At~Sea project. The substrates were seeded with juvenile
Saccharina latissima sporophytes and deployed at our site at sea in Cleggan Bay
in Galway Ireland. They will be monitored over the coming months as the growing
season continues.


In early
December, partner SAMS successfully deployed test substrates at its site in the
Sound of Kerrera near Oban, Scotland. 47 substrates have been deployed with a
total area of 200m2. These will compare different chemistries,
textile structures and seeding methods. The substrates will now be left to grow
for the next 6-7 months.