While there is great potential for use of these green seaweed, it must be recognised that in some areas impacted by excessive nutrients, there is an explosive growth of Ulva seaweed species (termed eutrophication).
The SeaWheat programme highlights “ULVA: TOMORROW’S “WHEAT OF THE SEA”, A MODEL FOR AN INNOVATIVE MARICULTURE. According to the SeaWheatCOST Conference organizers and researchers;
“The ultimate goal is the development of Ulva-based blue-biotech industries and utilization of Ulva as a model organism in European algaculture. The Ulva COST Action will facilitate acquainting the traditional European diet and taste with Ulva, as a new, sustainable, and safe food item”.
Don’t forget project RaNTrans nutrient remediation workshop on 3rd November – you can sign up using this link.