Norwegian Seaweed Cluster

To develop a robust and effective Innovation Ecosystem for the seaweed industry, NSA invited R&D, customers and suppliers, investors, and public funders to form Seaweed Cluster for the industry. The cluster has around 70 partners and is funded by Innovation Norge and member fees.

Focus areas


  • Common branding: Seaweed from Norway
  • Exhibitions in Europe
  • Market insight, priority

Product development and quality

  • Guidelines for product development
  • Food safety
  • Updating laws and regulations

Production technology

  • Effective seedling production
  • Farming infrastructure
  • Harvesting and preprocessing
  • Processing units; drying, freezing, fermenting, blanching


  • Monitoring ecosystem influence in seaweed farms
  • Valorization of ecosystem services
  • Regenerative aquaculture
  • Sustainability strategies


  • Area access
  • Procedures for permissions application
  • Regulations
  • Masterplan - Ambitions and potential

Norwegian Seaweed Cluster

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