SeaForester presents the UN Ocean Conference side event “Restoring the Forgotten Ocean Forests”
Co-hosted by the Câmara Municipal de Cascais, SeaForester arranged and presented the UN Ocean Conference side event “Restoring the Forgotten Ocean Forests” in Casa de Santa Maria in Cascais on the 30th of June, 2022. With a panel of guest speakers from the Kelp Forest Alliance (Aaron Eger), Cetemares / MARE-IPL (João Nuno Franco), ReGeneration Surf (Natalie Fox), Mossy Earth (Tiago Zoeten) and Câmara Municipal de Cascais (Ana Margarida Ferreira) the event was a big success.
Jan Verbeek (SeaForester)
Aaron Eger (Kelp Forest Alliance
Inês Louro (SeaForester)
João Nuno Franco (Cetemares / MARE-IPL)
Natalie Fox (ReGeneration Surf)
Ana Margarida Fereira (Câmara Municipal de Cascais)
Tiago Zoeten (Mossy Earth)
The event showcased how the restoration industry can transform seaweed forest restoration into a commercial enterprise following the model developed by SeaForester. The event highlighted the importance of strategic partnerships to support, finance and further develop seaforestation at scale. At the end of the event, attendees were invited to try some delicious food prepared by Escola de Hotelaria e Tourismo do Estoril, using seaweed from the local company WISSI.
The event was supported by EEA Grants Portugal and Direção-Geral de Política do Mar (DGPM).