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.

NSA members

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

Events

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

Marit Gjerstad
Senior advisor

marit.gjerstad@norgesvel.no
+ 47 936 63 860

Benedikte Koldingsnes
Communications Officer

benedikte@norseaweed.no
+47 95847384

Our Objectives

Collaboration

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.

Sustainability

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.

Man harvesting seaweed on boat

Contact us

Gildeskål

Vågsosen 10
8130 Sandhornøy

Bergen

Thormøhlens gate 51
5006 Bergen

post@norseaweed.no

Women standing in the ocean, gathering seaweed in buckets