Seaweed Research Group

University of the Sunshine Coast

The USC Seaweed Research Group provides world-class ross-disciplinary seaweed research - the largest aquaculture crop in the world. Our experts help communities, government and business identify opportunities to develop and cultivate seaweed as a resource that is good for the economy, the environment and communities. Our research focuses upon seaweed: as a food source; for their beneficial extracts; as an enviromental tool; and to support wellbeing. With research focused on developing new avenues for seaweed industry growth in Australia and the Indo-Pacific, the Seaweed Research Group lives and breathes innovation with a demonstrated track record in developing technical solutions and new intellectual property for key industry challenges.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
Building H, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Queensland 4556

Strengths and capabilities

  • Aquaculture and fisheries
  • Environmental science and ecology
  • Molecular biology, -omics and natural product chemistry
  • Health and nutrition
  • Socio-economics and livelihoods
  • Business and innovation

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