SeaNexus was established to develop advanced seaweed cultivation technology to support the future supply of macro algae material, feedstock and other biotechnology products and to encourage the protection of our vital water resources, essential for the survival of our beautiful, blue planet.
SeaNexus adapt the vast maritime and offshore industry capability and know-how for the development of aquaculture technology in collaboration with other parties that bring in material, oceanography, Ocean engenering, marine technology ocean governers, maritime economist, ecology and biology knowledge. We aim to meet all the ecological and ocean safety requirements, in our effort to design and manufacture structures that will provide appropriate support for the growth of macroalgae and meet the increasing demand of seaweed raw materials
The technology gap at the beginning of supply chain has a lot of implications and a lot of improvements need to be put in place to counterbalance this situation. Well sized system with good station keeping and suitable sustainable materials are required to be sourced and tested in order to provide appropriate, durable and reliable support to the macroalgae and ensure the desired growth speed.
The main challenges in the implementation of new concept of seaweed farming are the required careful design, testing and prooving of the frames, the correct environmental exploration and the transportation, loading and servicing of the established sites, without disturbing the delicate marine environment.
The development of this type of technology is critical to the ongoing efforts to increase productivity in harvesting the necessary seaweed and additionally providing sustainable livelihoods in the seafarming based communities worldwide and sustainable development goal
The technnology subsequecially provide added value advantageous for cleaner air, purer water in the area of cultivation, coastal protection, brining the fish back, coastal community development as well as the huge benefit of ensuring a constant supply of seaweed based raw material product that is now in increasing demand.
The research was developed in collaboration with robust stakeholder partnership that include institution from: