MAB4 sets out first seaweed lines offshore and inshore
In November, the first lines with 9 different variants of the local seaweed species (Saccharina latissima), sugarkelp were set out offshore near Grenaa by Aarhus University. The conditions were very challenging with hazardous currents, difficult wave conditions and a very hard underground filled with calcium. Three anchors broke before the first line was anchored at the bottom. However, the advantage of the area is the high water clarity, water flow and nutrient-rich water.
Inshore in Limfjorden the same seaweed variants have been set out. At the two cultivation sites a preliminary breeding will be tested and the growth of the 9 variants will be compared. The breeding is performed by Hortimare.
Read more HERE about breeding techniques of MAB4. The lines set out consist of a special algae textile produced by SIOEN industries which is also part of the project.
The next step will be to set out more seaweed and try out other substrates from SIOEN. Different methods for anchoring will also be tested. Read the whole story HERE