Farming Seaweeds and Seagrasses In Waters of the United States: Workshop 3: Seaweed and Seagrass Research Efforts on Agriculture Feedstocks
Monday, November 6, 2023 (1:30 PM - 4:30 PM) (EST)
JOIN US FOR THESE VIRTUAL EVENTS!
A Series of Workshops on Farming Seaweeds and Seagrasses In Waters of the United States
The United States Department of Agriculture and the Center for Seafood Solutions at the
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences are pleased to invite you to a series of virtual, half-day
stakeholder engagement workshops focused on a report being prepared for Congress on the
prospects of seaweed and seagrass farming in waters of the United States.
Overseen by the Interagency Working Group for Farming Seaweeds and Seagrasses, the report
will review the current understanding of research for farming seaweeds and seagrasses to (1)
deacidify ocean environments, (2) become feedstocks in the agriculture sector, or (3) be used
to develop novel products in our Blue Economy. The Working Group also supports a range of
demonstration projects which seek to expand upon current knowledge of these three topics.
We want to hear your perspective and hope you’ll join the discussion! Please share this
invitation with farmers, non-profits, scientists and others who might be interested to join. The
workshops will start with an important kick off to the series, then be topically focused and held
consistently on Mondays from 130 – 430 pm Eastern Time.
• Workshop 1: October 23, 2023 (register here)
Filling Critical Knowledge Gaps in Seaweed and Seagrass Research
• Workshop 2: October 30, 2023 (register here)
Seaweed and Seagrass Research Efforts Towards Ocean Deacidification
• Workshop 3: November 6, 2023 (register here)
Seaweed and Seagrass Research Efforts on Agriculture Feedstock
• Workshop 4: November 13, 2023 (register here)
Seaweed and Seagrass Developments for a Blue Economy
An agenda for each event and draft copy of the report will be circulated in the weeks ahead.
Purpose of the workshop series:
Each workshop will provide a forum for participants to engage
on the following topics:
• Explore how the draft report captures the state of the science
• Learn about pilot studies funded under this initiative
• Discuss key topics and priorities with subject matter experts
• Review and consider draft report recommendations
• Generate awareness of coordination capacity and ways to advance collaboration in the
future (both in the United States and abroad)
For more information contact:
The Center for Seafood Solutions at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences