Norwegian Seaweed Association

Norwegian Seaweed Association is a network organization for seaweed farmers, manufacturers and small scale harvesters.

We develop complete value chains for food, - feed and ecosystem services.

NSA run the Norwegian Seaweed Cluster.

About us

Man harvesting seaweed
Norwegian Seaweed Cluster

NSC has around 80 partners and is funded by Innovation Norway. Our focus areas are marketing, product development and quality, production technology, sustainability and framework conditions.

Man harvesting seaweed on boat
NSA members

NSA has 29 company members who represent various parts of the value chain from all over Norway.


NSC host a range of different events for our partners, both online and in different locations.

Our history

From 2010 different organisations have been working to mobilize a new marine industry based on marine algae. Norwegian Seaweed Association (NSA) was established in March 2021 by merging two Norwegian seaweed networks.

NSA has invited others stakeholders among R&D, suppliers and customers, investors and public funders to form a cluster to strengthen the seaweed industry development.

Our team

Benedikte Koldingsnes
Communications Officer 95 84 73 84
Marit Gjerstad
Senior Advisor 93 66 38 60

Our Objectives


Exchange knowledge and experience from seaweed farming and production as a viable industry in Norway. Promote common interests to public authorities. Formulate demanding issues for further research.

Branding and markets

Identify and explore national and international markets for seaweed products. Create and launch a common brand; Seagreens of Norway TM

Streamline production

Professionalize cultivation and industry to become internationally competitive. Creating product standards for the seaweed industry.


Seaweed recycle nitrogen, phosphorus and CO2 from the sea, provide habitats for other organisms and is a source of vegetative food and feed. NSA aims to valorize the contribution to the ecosystem.

Contact us


Vågsosen 10
8130 Sandhornøy


Thormøhlens gate 51
5006 Bergen