Can seaweed save the world?

Published: 14/03/2023

IMAS Director and CMS member Professor Catriona Macleod has studied seaweeds as ecosystem health indicators for many years and is interested in how we can use seaweed to clean up nutrients in our coastal systems. In this article, she talks about how the Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre has opened her eyes to the huge diversity of Australian seaweeds and their many amazing applications.

Seaweed is increasingly seen as a solution to many of the world’s most pressing problems. Interest in farming seaweed has exploded.

There’s such a wide range of applications, from fertilisers to foods, bioplastics, textiles, supplements and carbon sinks. It’s hard to think of another substance with so much potential.

Can seaweed save the world?

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University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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