What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “seaweed”? Seaweeds are not the most glamorous of marine creatures, but they are one of the most important.
They are the trees of the oceans, providing food and habitat to support marine biodiversity.
They produce a significant amount of oxygen for our planet and capture carbon dioxide.
Commercially, seaweeds have enormous potential as “superfoods” and can be used as animal feed for agriculture and aquaculture.
Better yet, by growing seaweed we can clean up the ocean at the same time.
We’ll discuss these ideas in the context of what we can do in Queensland to farm seaweed, restore our ocean and save the world - if Australians are game to eat enough of it.
This 'Lounge Bar Lecture' will bring together three researchers in a series of short presentations to give you a taste of the next big thing in Australian cuisine and smart solutions to global ocean challenges.
For more information and to register visit the event page.
- Dr Nick Paul and Dr Alexandra Campbell - Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
- Dr Dawn Birch - Faculty of Business and Law