Why harvest seaweed and kelp?

One increasingly growing concern we face today is the lack of sustainable food sources.

The conventional farming methods are well known to be a significant contributor of emitting greenhouse gasses. UN also estimated that over 821 million people worldwide were suffering from starvation in 2018.

To set this into perspective, it means that one in nine is going to bed hungry every single night.

In response to this UN launched the Zero Hunger program in2015, which works to end world hunger by the year 2050.

 One solutions to tackle these problems are the development of Kelp farming.

Kelp is a form of algae seaweed which consists of a high amount of fibre, and is considered one of the best natural source of iodine. It can be used in food preparation, medicine, feed (e.g. salmon farming), and bi fueland as a fertilizer. Kelp is a carbon-negative crop, which means that it has a high potential of mitigating climate change. It is also considered one of the primary producers, which means that it can be grown without the use of topsoil, fertilizer, freshwater, pesticide or antibiotics.

SINTEF estimates that the value created from kelp in Norway alone is going to increase from 1.1 billion NOK in 2010 to over 40 billion NOK by the year 2050.

What does SATPOS develop and deliver

We are proud to be able to further the development of kelp-farming techniques. We have already provided a positioning system to a pilot project in deep-sea farming together with SINTEF and Møre og Romsdal Fylkeskommune.

Currently, we are developing an monitoring system, consisting of positioning, sensor data and satellite communications.

Products used in project

Our core products

From custom engineered products to standard solutions – with easy control and monitoring in one web based platform.From custom engineered products to standard solutions – with easy control and monitoring in one web based platform.


Environmental sensing

Buoy positioning

Subsea and surface

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