April 17, 2014

In March 2014 two large seaweed cultivation sheets were deployed in a fjord near the Faroe Islands. This collaboration between the MacroBiotech project coordinator Ocean Rain Forest (ORF) and AT~SEA coordinator/partners SIOEN Industries and Hortimare, targets the large scale seaweed cultivation in the Faroe Islands. The cultivation substrates, each 2 m x 10 m, were seeded on board with Saccharina L and subsequently deployed at a depth of approximately 3 m. In the coming months the growth will be closely monitored.