About Us

We believe that seaweed has an important role to play in mitigating the effects of climate change. That’s why we’re doing all we can to discover innovative ways to cultivate it and harness its positive effects:

CREATING SEAWEED FARMS
At GreenSea Solutions, we want to show that cultivation is key to the development of a sustainable seaweed farming industry in the UK. As the wonderful benefits of seaweed continue to be realised, we must make the shift away from wild harvesting towards seaweed cultivated on lines.

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DEVELOPING A THRIVING NEW ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY INDUSTRY
Our seaweed farms are good for local business, and good for the local environment.

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DRIVING POSITIVE CHANGE
We’re also working with leading scientific institutes and organisations to design and develop seaweed-based products and materials that can lead the way in environmental sustainability.

Protecting the Environment

Our seaweed farms will greatly benefit nearby areas and ecosystems. The remarkable natural ability of seaweed to clean the surrounding waters includes the absorption of nitrates from agricultural run-off, as well as waste produced by nearby fish farms.

And because it also provides protection from coastal erosion, the seaweed we grow will both safeguard our Scottish coastlines and clean our waters.

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Promoting Sustainability

Macroalgae is twenty times more effective at sequestering carbon from the ocean as any land-based plant is from our atmosphere. By cultivating seaweed on lines, we hope to lead the way in creating a British industry that is comparatively more sustainable than terrestrial agriculture.

And alongside this, we are working with leading scientific institutes and organisations, to design and develop seaweed-based products and materials that can lead the way in environmental sustainability.

 

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Our Team

Amabel Hamilton

Amabel Hamilton is a co-founder of GreenSea Solutions. Amabel worked in publishing before moving to the political think-tank Bright Blue, where she focused on environmental policy research. Coming from an agricultural background in the Scottish Borders, Amabel’s roots are in the rural environment.

Douglas Hamilton

Douglas Hamilton is a co-founder of GreenSea Solutions. Douglas has a background in counter-extremism policy, after which he managed The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s Farm Resilience Programme around many of the UK’s most remote areas. He co-founded GreenSea Solutions having seen the need for diversification and added-value opportunities for British farmers and other rural enterprises.

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Events

NOTICE OF CHANGE TO PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION
Oronsay East Seaweed Farm

This event was held online
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
18:00-19:30

The PAC event for our East Oronsay seaweed farm was originally intended to be held at Kilchoan Community Centre on the 14th April, but due to Covid-19 the consultation was held online consultation instead, as a Zoom Webinar. The event recording is available to view below.

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GreenSea Solutions - Oronsay East Seaweed Farm, Zoom consultation, 28 April 2020

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