Portrait of a seaweed farmer

Seaweed farming is rapidly growing around the world. Seaweed helps to tackle the climate crisis, clean our oceans, and sustain coastal communities and working waterfronts. Over the last decade, seaweed production has more than doubled to over 35 million tons per year.

Who are the farmers responsible for growing this powerful crop? They hail from a diverse array of nationalities and professional backgrounds, united by a drive to help the world through their farms. These films are an intimate glimpse into the daily lives of three seaweed farmers.

Ana Borrero Trondheim, Norway

Borrero looks through microscope

We’ll start by taking you to Trondheim, Norway. Originally from Spain, Ana Borrero pivoted her career from academia to become a seaweed farmer with Seaweed Solutions. She’s using her PhD in Marine Science and Technology to help push the industry forward, all while achieving a work-life balance for herself and her young family.

“Cultivating seaweed contributes to reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. I’m contributing something and it is part of the solution.”

 

More films will be released throughout the summer.