Macroalgae cultivation in drillhole sea on land

Macroalgae cultivation experiments with red algae.
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Gissur Örlygsson

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  • To develop a viable and sustainable on-land cultivation system for Schizymenia jonssonii, a valuable edible algae, in controlled conditions in drill-hole seawater.
  • To determine the algae's ideal growth conditions by experimenting with temperature, light, currents, nutrients and density.

Verkefnistími: 2020 – 2022

Role in the project

  • Equipment development: container size, shape and materials, illumination, aeration, fluid dynamics, and algae distribution in fluid.

Project parners

  • Hyndla ehf. (IS)
  • Hafrannsóknastofnun - the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (IS)


This project has received funding from Iceland's Technology Development Fund (Tækniþróunarsjóður).

Technology Development Fund