Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research

Seaweed laboratory

The water that comes out of the cultivation tanks is cleaned trough a biological seaweed filter.

Culitvation tanks

The Seaweed laboratory consists of twenty cultivation tanks of 1500 liters each. Ten tanks are at NIOZ-Texel, ten at NIOZ-Yerseke. These tanks are specially designed for seaweed research. By means of aeration, turbulent conditions are created in the tanks, which keeps the seaweed in the tanks constantly moving. The fundamental scientific knowledge can be used for sustainable production of food and energy for the future.

  • Schematic representation

    Schematic representation

  • Schematic representation

    Schematic representation

For technical specifications or information about this facility, please contact contact Klaas Timmermans, Head of scientific deparment EDS, by email (preferred). You will get a response as soon as possible. In urgent matters, you can contact him directly.

T +31 (0)113 57 7464

Seaweed has its own research center. If you would like to read more about the research and the methods, please visit the Seaweed Centre.