Scottish Seaweed Industry Association 2017 Conference

The SSIA is holding its 2017 conference in Oban on Wednesday 15th November

To build on the success of the inaugural meeting in 2016, the directors of the SSIA have been planning this year's event, which will take place in November. For members, the AGM and a dinner will be held on Tuesday 13th, with the conference programme running all day on Wednesday 15th.

The SSIA is a forum for all industry voices, and people with any interest in this emerging sector are welcome to register and participate.

Follow this link to reach the registration page for the conference
The registration costs are: 

  • £30 for SSIA members
  • £50 for non-members
  • £15 for students

If you have any colleagues, or know of others who would like to kept up to date about the work of the SSIA, please follow this link to add additional names to the circulation list.


Provisional Programme

A very full programme is planned, with speakers coming from different interests across the supply chain.

More details will be announced over the next few weeks, but in the meantime, the confirmed presentations include:

  • The Place of Seaweed in Human Health Products - Craig Rose, Seaweed & Co
  • Processing, drying and packaging - Fiona Houston, Mara Seaweed
  • Abiotic Fators in the Cultivation and Composition of Seaweed - Helena Abreu, Algaplus 
  • EMFF project on harvesting Hyperborea - SRSL
  • Sustainable harvesting - Jim Keogh, Acadian Seaplants
  • Intellectual Asset Protection - Donald Laurie, Laurie IP
  • The Arsenic Content of Seaweed - Liam Morrison, NUI Galway
  • Crown Estate Scotland's Role in Developing the Industry - Alex Adrian