Innovative new marine industry

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Updated: 15 Jun 2024



Modular partners with SeaGrown, a UK pioneer in Seaweed farming

At the start of 2024, Modular were invited to partnering with the SeaGrown team to scope and develop a number of bespoke tools to help them develop their business and scale up UK offshore seaweed production and beyond. 

Based on the Yorkshire Coast, SeaGrown is curating a bold and innovative new marine industry for the UK. SeaGrown is the very first seaweed farm in the UK to embark upon offshore seaweed farming by growing kelp in the coastal waters of the North Sea, allowing them to produce a sustainable crop all year round. 

Seaweed is one of nature’s super substances

Seaweed farming benefits our environment and helps us tackle the three planetary crises as identified by  United Nations Environment Programme – biodiversity loss, pollution and climate change.

Seaweed has two superpowers. Not only does it produce oxygen and a healthy productive underwater habitat, allowing sealife to thrive, increasing marine life and biodiversity, it is also a powerful agent for natural carbon sequestration.

Seaweed is a powerhouse of carbon capture, absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and helping to mitigate climate change. If seaweed was grown over 9% of the ocean it would take up all of the carbon that has been emitted by humankind.

Seaweed is one of the fastest growing sources of biomass on Earth

The beauty of seaweed is that is thrives without the need for power, chemicals or land mass – the only sustenance it requires is light, fresh sea water and the bountiful nutrients the sea water holds. The potential for growth is huge. The benefits phenomenal.

Having established a framework for offshore seaweed farming, SeaGrown are now looking to introduce a number of systems and processes that allows them to effectively harness the data generated on the farm to improve production.

How Modular are helping SeaGrown

We’re thrilled to be working with the SeaGrown team and to be part of their amazing journey and part of their inspiring mission:

To avert the triple planetary crisis and make a better world for everyone.

We are shoring up the SeaGrown team with strategic thinking, audience definition, user experience design, user interface design, bespoke platform development and platform support. More importantly, together we form a strategic product development team, sharing the same goals and vision.

Modular work with passionate founders focused on their mission who are looking to, scale and mature their offering. 

If you have a vision or project and are looking for a digital team to think, design and build an innovative bespoke platform, website or app, then get in touch. We might be just the right people to speak to.

Emma Millington


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