Advanced Course Marine algae culture: techniques, uses and development perspectives

13 - 18 June 2016

Primary production in aquatic systems is mainly derived from algae. In the marine realm, algae sustain the production of a hundred million tons per year of marine fisheries and a large portion of the aquaculture production (seaweeds, molluscs, larval rearing, etc.), securing a stable human food supply. On a daily basis, a wide array of high-value substances derived from marine algae, such as phycocolloids and pigments, are commonly used. Diverse international agencies, such as FAO, predict a fast and sustained global growth of algal production during the forthcoming decades.