Seagriculture Speaker

Seagriculture Asia-Pacific

8 - 9 February 2023

Online

Potential applications of seaweeds: aquaculture to ecosystem services to biomass applications 

Jang K. Kim, Professor, Incheon National University, South Korea

About the speaker: 

Dr. Jang K. Kim is a Professor of Marine Science at Incheon National University, Korea. During the past 25 years, his research has focused on interactions between marine algae and their environment. He is most interested in seaweed aquaculture and its applications, environmentally sustainable aquaculture, and ecosystem services provided by seaweeds.


Presentation: 

Blue carbon did not originally include algae due to their short lifespan and little prospect of storage of particulate organic carbon near their habitats. Recently, however, marine macroalgae have received much attention and showed evidence that macroalgal ecosystems function in marine carbon sequestration. This paper will discuss the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) capacities of marine macroalgae and potential applications of macroalgal biomass for value added products with case studies in Korea and elsewhere. 


Keywords:

Climate change, Carbon dioxide removal (CDR), Seaweed aquaculture, Seaweed blooms, Ecosystem services, biomass applications 

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