Image for post
Image for post
Seaweed farm— Illustration by TEAMS

Seaweed — a lot of zeros

As a food source, sustainably cultivated seaweed offers an impressive list of benefits.

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, which means many surfaces are left for agriculture

Image for post
Image for post
Seaweed possibilities — Illustration by TEAMS

Another positive effect of cultivating seaweed is the prevention of wild harvesting, which harms marine ecosystems.

Image for post
Image for post
Offshore seaweed farm — Concept illustration by TEAMS

The seaweed will grow itself. Monitoring its growth and status can be done by a robot submarine; data are delivered in real-time. A ship would only have to come to harvest and transport the seaweed when it is ripe.

Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it?

Image for post
Image for post
Detail of offshore seaweed farm — Concept illustration by TEAMS

Do you find this topic interesting? Help us, share the word!

Written by

TEAMS is one of the world’s leading design agencies. TEAMS is not just a name — it’s our attitude!

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store