Dr. Taejun Han
President Professor, Ghent University Global Campus South Korea
TURN OF THE GREEN TIDE TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
Taejun Han is Campus President of Ghent University Global Campus. He is also a professor and was director of the Department of Marine Sciences and the Institute of Basic Sciences at Incheon National University in South Korea. He obtained a PhD in Marine Biology in 1992 from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. The main focus of his research is application of seaweeds, microalgae, and aquatic macrophytes to various fields, i.e. developments of ecotoxicological bioassays, bioresources for industrial use including cosmeceuticals, food (beer, chocolate, phyto-proteins etc), fuel, pharmaceuticals , plant factory (smart farm) type biomass production systems based on fundamental research on ecophysiological and biochemical characteristic of algae and aquatic macrophytes. He has more than 100 indexed publications with 5 book chapters.
Steffen Cole Brandstrup Hansen
The World Bank
SEAWEED IN THE GLOBAL BLUE BIOECONOMY
Steffen Hansen joined the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in March 2013 and works on a global portfolio specific to fresh and marine resource projects focusing on institution building, optimized water and nutrient resource management and sustainable fisheries management. Prior to joining the GEF Steffen worked within the Danish bio-refinery sector focusing on business case development towards optimized utilization of biomass for the purpose of feed, energy and green chemicals.
Delegates come mainly from Denmark, the Nordic countries, Germany and Great Britain, but also from the rest of the world.
Delegates represent mainly science, industry and authorities. The conferenec also attracts university students and young entrepreneurs.
Nordic Seaweed Conference facts
Nordic Seaweed Conference has been held annually since 2011. The conference attracts delegates from all over the world representing both industry, science, authorities, entrepreneurs and investors.
Delegates tend to come back year after year – read why…
In this place here at the conference is a good space and room to meet people who are not too scientific, but very pragmatic and oriented towards products, and that is where my interest is. There are also very nice people at the conference
So, thank you for inviting me to the Nordic Seaweed Conference.
It is such a pleasure to come back.
I was here six years ago, and it was a wonderful location, and it is just an exciting place to learn.
Conferences are interesting places to meet both young people and people who have been in the field for a long time, from all over Scandinavia and many other places around the world. It’s a good place to get updated on what is happening in research and applications of seaweed.