Our Cultivation Sites

Above is a map showing Europe with a square around the Faroe Islands (A), the Faroe Islands with a square around the north of Eysturoy where the cultivation takes place (B), the fjord Funningsfjørður (C), and a satellite photo of the cultivation sites in Funningsfjørður (D). Orange coloured areas are the macroalgal cultivation sites and blue coloured areas are fish aquaculture. Source: ® Google maps (2018).

Above is a map showing Europe with a square around the Faroe Islands (A), the Faroe Islands with a square around the north of Eysturoy where the cultivation takes place (B), the fjord Funningsfjørður (C), and a satellite photo of the cultivation sites in Funningsfjørður (D). Orange coloured areas are the macroalgal cultivation sites and blue coloured areas are fish aquaculture. Source: ® Google maps (2018).

 

Ocean Rainforest has developed an innovative system for seaweed cultivation in open oceans. The system has been operating successfully since 2010. Ocean Rainforest is one of the largest seaweed cultivators in Europe, and currently we have approximately 25.000 meters of seeded seaweed lines deployed on approximately 9 hectares in Funningsfjørður,  where continuous current and stable sea temperature provide the perfect condition for seaweed farming.  The cultivation system is sustainable, scaleable and through close monitoring and analysis we can predict the seasonal variation of the seaweed we cultivate

Exposed Site

The site located at the outer part of the fjord is termed the “nearshore exposed site” (picture D at the top of the page). The nearshore exposed site has occasional significant wave heights of 6-m and a water depth of 50-70 meters.

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Sheltered Site

The site in the middle of the fjord in picture D at the top of the page is categorised as the “nearshore sheltered site”. The nearshore sheltered site has occasional wave heights up to 3-m and a water depth of 20-30 meters.

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