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FA COST Action FA1406
Advancing knowledge on seaweed growth and development

Seaweeds (macroalgae) are an alternative, additional source of food, feed, fuel and livelihood for humans. Currently 16M tonnes of seaweeds are collected annually for consumption or industrial processing. Production could increase, especially in Europe (only 7% of the world’s production), with more appropriate and efficient seaweed cultivation techniques, to match actual and future demands. This requires a step-change in knowledge of basic seaweed biology (currently almost non-existent), to prevent restricting future increases in seaweed production. This COST Action will develop a European interdisciplinary platform integrating unique expertise, currently scattered worldwide, to (1) fill basic research gaps on seaweed development and reproduction, and (2) transfer this scientific knowledge to aquaculture end-users to support

sustainable seaweed aquaculture. Academic partners highly skilled in seaweed basic research, and Research & Technological Development (RTD) and Innovation Institutes dedicated to the transfer of knowledge to end-users, will coordinate and promote research through 4 major scientific tasks:

1. Identifying how seaweeds become REPRODUCTIVELY PROFICIENT;

2. Defining mechanisms of FERTILISATION AND EMBRYOGENESIS;

3. Studying the kinetics and morphological principles of ADULT GROWTH;

4. Developing TECHNICAL TOOLS to drive Tasks 1-3.

(Descriptions are provided by the Actions directly via e-COST.)


General Information*

Chair of the Action:

Dr Bénédicte CHARRIER (FR)

Vice Chair of the Action:

Prof Rafael ROBAINA (ES)

Science officer of the Action:

Dr Ioanna STAVRIDOU

Administrative officer of the Action:

Ms Cassia AZEVEDO

Downloads*

Action Fact Sheet

Download AFS as .RTF

Memorandum of Understanding

Download MoU as PDF

Websites*

Action website:

http://www.phycomorph.org/

* content provided by e-COST.
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Last updated: 19 November 2014 top of page

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