OUR OCEAN

Our ocean is vital to life on earth and a foundation of the global blue economy.​

83%

of the global carbon cycle is circulated through our oceans

3.2 billion people

across the world benefits from the ocean as a major source of protein

820 million people

derive their livelihoods from blue economy activities

1/3

of the oceans' fish stocks are already fished at biologically unsustainable levels

85%

of 60 million individuals engaged in the fisheries & aquaculture sector live in Asia

50%

coastal wetlands have been lost over the last 100 years, with marine heatwaves accelerating widespread of reef degradation

42%

of the global population claim to be flexitarians

90%

of consumers say transparency is important to their purchase decisions​

ESG investment is projected to grow to

$53 trillion by 2025

Why Seaweed?

Seaweed is a largely untapped natural resource,
with numerous benefits to humanity, the
blue economy and the environment.​

CLIMATE &
BIODIVERSITY

CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL

Ability to turn carbon dioxide into biomass, some of which is then sequestered in the deep sea or coastal sediment​

DECARBONIZATION

Seaweed products substituting fossil-fuel based products to decarbonize value chains such as biofertilizer, bioplastics, animal feed and more​

ECOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENT

Mitigates ocean acidification and runaway land-based pollution through nutrient removal and reallocation

HABITAT RESTORATION

Artificial reef system for restoration of coastal habitats and ecosystems

FOOD
SECURITY

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Rich source of protein and bioactive compounds for use in the food and nutrition market​

SUSTAINABLE CROP

Requires limited freshwater and no chemical fertilizers to maintain​

REGENERATIVE FARMING

Can be an abundance multiplier when farmed in IMTA systems to diversify yield, optimise farm productivity and support biodiversity​

COASTAL
LIVELIHOODS

POST-COVID RECOVERY

Can be an abundance multiplier when farmed in IMTA systems to diversify yield, optimise farm productivity and support biodiversity​

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Market development and relative growth potential highlights the commercial value of seaweed and can increase earnings for farmers​

RESILIENT LIVELIHOODS

Alternative, and stable, livelihood option for at-risk artisanal fishermen and coastal communities

Coastal Communities

Despite their importance to the global economy, coastal communities are often among the most vulnerable and critically underserved.​


​ These communities have historically depended almost exclusively on fishing for their livelihoods. With stocks rapidly depleting, alternatives like seaweed farming are considered supplementary sources of income.​
In the face of changing climate, alternate sources of revenue must become stable in their own right, supporting the most vulnerable whilst ensuring growth remains in harmony with nature.​

BIODIVERSITY GAINS

Restoring abundance to local marine ecosystems through sustainable practices and coastal conservation projects

ECOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENT

Local moderation of ocean acidification and deoxygenation through nutrient removal and enhanced ecological conditions 

DECARBONISATION

Replacing fossil-fuel based products with carbon negative seaweed products to drastically reduce value chain (Scope 3) emissions

CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL

Bio-sequestration (export to deep sea or coastal sediments) of carbon dioxide during seaweed cultivation (cultured and wild))

CLIMATE RISK REDUCTION

Data-driven insights to minimise the impact of increasing climate risks (e.g. marine heatwaves and heavy rainfall events) through environmental monitoring, water quality management and subsequent financial protection mechanisms

PLASTIC REDUCTION

Minimising local plastic pollution, microplastics and debris through sourcing of alternative sustainable production materials

INCOME DIVERSIFICATION

Diversifying revenue streams through integrated aquaculture systems and product innovation

DIGITAL LITERACY

Enhancing global connectivity and boosting digital capabilities for upstream actors

EDUCATION

Providing online modules to improve financial literacy, sustainable practices and business productivity

EQUITABLE GROWTH

Redistribution of wealth to equitably represent value in productivity through transparency and fair trade

JOB CREATION

Local jobs created and stabilised through technology, data and systems management, community and restoration operations, and services

MARKET STABILITY

Reducing price volatility and stabilising income for primary producers to foster strong markets

POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Breaking poverty cycle for farmers through increased earnings and diversified income

ACCESS TO FINANCE

Development and provision of needs-based financial products for empowering household resilience