Seaweed – Macroalgae

ABO works to advance the use of algae of all types including seaweed (macroalgae). Our membership includes macroalgae experts and entrepreneurs working to increase the uses of seaweed in our everyday lives. For a deep dive into the many uses of macroalgae, visit

Seaweeds are classified into three categories: green, brown, and red algae. Red and brown algae are almost exclusively marine, while green algae can also be found in freshwater.

The seaweed industry is currently experiencing a resurgence and the Sea Grant Network has established a National Seaweed Hub to serve as a science-based, non-advocate resource for the domestic seaweed and seaweed aquaculture industry. This collaboration provides a framework to share information, address challenges, identify needs, and find opportunities in this emerging industry.


Other resources

A database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms:

A resource and a forum for discussion for those who share this vision or who want to learn more about it:

An international organization dedicated to the encouragement of research and development of seaweed and seaweed products:

Algae University, a collaborative website focused on learning about algae research and applications:

A group developing a sustainable bioenergy market in Europe based on fair business conditions.

An international journal of Algal research:

Phycological Society of America:

European Journal of Phycology:

The Algae Foundation

Algae Technology Educational Consortium

Benefits of Membership

Put yourself at the forefront of the algae industry, where algae products, services, and research meet the challenges of our planet’s most pressing issues today.
Members also benefit from:
  • A voice on ABO policy initiatives.
  • Access to members-only resources.
  • Discounted pricing to ABO events, and more!
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