Global Seaweed Coalition Annual Meeting: 5 October 2023 in Paris

Jul 28, 2023 | Conference

After a busy transition year, the Global Seaweed Coalition is proud to invite our growing community to our second Annual Meeting, to be held 5 October 2023 at the Maison de l’Océan in Paris.

This Annual Meeting is an opportunity to look back together at our substantial achievements from our first two years in operation, to present our roadmap for the coming years, and to feature member achievements. We invite all our members to join us in person or virtually. Registration for virtual attendance will give you access to the livestream of our Annual Meeting.

If you are interested in making a brief intervention, or sharing a video that we can play during the meeting, please let us know by September 15th via email to the Global Seaweed Coalition secretariat at

In keeping with our member-driven approach, we want to hear from you in advance of the Annual Meeting. To that end, we will shortly be sending a link to a survey (please find the link here). Please respond with as much detail as possible.

Our annual meetings take place in the context of major events for the seaweed sector. After the UN Ocean Conference last year in Lisbon, we are very proud to announce that this second annual meeting will kick off the first European Algae Awareness Summit in Paris. We are organising this Summit jointly with the European Commission and the French government, with the support of the Oceanographic Institute and the Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation. Please stay tuned to our website and those of our partners for updates on this Summit. You can find the full program here.

If you plan to attend any portion the EU Algae Awareness Summit, whether virtually or in person, please use this link and check the box that indicates you are a Global Seaweed Coalition member. This is the only way you will be able to access the Summit and obtain your badge to enter the venue. Please ensure that you receive confirmation of your registration.

We look forward to seeing you all at our Annual Meeting, and possibly also at the EU Algae Summit!

Global Seaweed Coalition

The Global Seaweed Coalition is hosted by UN Global Compact with the help of strategic and funding partner Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the scientific support of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. For more information, visit

Annual Meeting Speakers

Nichola Dyer Senior Advisor & Secretariat Manager​, Global Seaweed Coalition
Vincent Doumeizel Senior Advisor Ocean & Food​
Director Food Programme, United Nations Global Compact​
Lloyd’s Register Foundation​
Dr. Azzedine Badis Communications Manager, Global Seaweed Coalition
Andrea Blanc Communications Intern, Global Seaweed Coalition
Sofya Mishchenko Project Coordinator​, Global Seaweed Coalition
Dr. Philippe Potin CNRS, Global Seaweed Coalition Scientific Director​ & Scientific Council Chair​
Adrien Vincent Fundraising Manager, Global Seaweed Coalition
Anoushka Concepcion Extension Educator, Connecticut Sea Grant & Global Seaweed Coalition Strategic Advisory Council Chair​
Árni M. Mathiesen (Absent speaker) Senior Advisor, Iceland Ocean Cluster & member of the Aquatic Blue Food Coalition
Dr. Flower E. Msuya Senior Researcher, Founder and Chairperson of the Zanzibar Seaweed Cluster Initiative & Global Seaweed Coalition Scientific Council member​
Dr. Loretta Roberson Associate Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole​ & Global Seaweed Coalition Scientific Council member​
Raul Socrates Banzuela National Coordinator, PAKISAMA​ & Global Seaweed Coalition Strategic Advisory Council member​
Lisa Boulton Ocean Regeneration Lead, Nestlé Purina & Global Seaweed Coalition Strategic Advisory Council member​
Dr. Phaik-Eem Lim Deputy Director, Institute of Ocean And Earth Scienses,​ University of Malaya​ & Global Seaweed Coalition Scientific Council member​
Sturla Henriksen Special Advisor on Oceans, UN Global Compact​
Dr. Emmanuel Brouillet (Absent speaker) Europe & International Affairs Head, CNRS
Sanda Ojiambo Assistant Secretary-General & CEO of UN Global Compact
Karen Scofield Seal CEO and co-founder, Oceanium
Runa Ray Fashion Environmentalist, interdisciplinary designer & book writer
Isabelle Verron Project Manager, Ubuntoo
Abegail Anderson Communications Specialist, USAID​
Arlin Wasserman CEO & Co-Founder, Sea & Flour
Penelope Wasserman President & Co-Founder, Sea & Flour
Michael Faherty Chief Operating Officer, Sea & Flour
Dr. Michael Roleda Professor at Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman
Dr. Jessica Knoop Marine Biologist, Ghent University​
Kela Feller Communications and Partnerships Manager, B’ZEOS
Jo Lane CEO, Sea Health Products
Warren Atkin Lab Manager, Sea Health Products
Ayla de Heney Seaweed Sourcing & Commercial Account Manager, Notpla
Jean-Pierre Rennaud President, Cluster algues Bretagne & President, Azollae
Karlotta Rieve Consultant, Hatch Innovation Services
Tiffany Waters Restorative Seaweed Initiative lead, The Nature Conservancy
Franck Hennequart Co-funder and director for research & innovation, ALGAIA
Kevin Madley (Absent speaker) NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service
Dr. Harrison Charo Karisa Senior Fisheries Specialist, World Bank Group​
Dr. Valeria Montalescot Seaweed specialist, Cargill
Fanny Didou Graphic Facilitator, Sketching the Move