Strong Social & Environmental Impact

Growing the kelp economy can play a major role in reversing climate change while addressing inequality through economic empowerment and job creation in vulnerable coastal communities. One third of the world’s population lives in coastal communities. Small Island communities are disproportionately suffering the most from climate change and are facing the loss of economic activity due to declining fish stocks.

The Future The Future

Our vision for the world is locally-owned, prosperous, carbon neutral, healthy, self-sustaining coastal communities.

Our Partners Our Partners

We partner and learn from Indigenous communities how to be caretakers of the earth, embracing traditional knowledge.

Integrity Integrity

We uphold the highest level of integrity, listening deeply and treating everyone with kindness and respect.

Collaboration Collaboration

By using kelp-based products we will inspire, foster and support a collaborative community model contributing to a regenerative economy.

Carbon Sequestration

Kelp are essentially the ocean’s equivalent of trees. They absorb carbon dioxide and nitrogen compounds, helping clean the atmosphere while capturing up to 20 times more carbon per acre than land forests. They also provide a vital habitat for a broad range of marine life; without them, entire ocean ecosystems would crumble.

Sustainable Economic Growth

Kelp is a regenerative natural resource with the ability to economically empower rural coastal
communities through a diversified product manufacturing process.

Ecosystem Support

Kelp farming, when done in deep waters, does not displace other ecosystems. In fact, kelp farms support ecosystems as many other species benefit from them. Kelp reduces ocean acidification and enhances other mariculture operations such as shellfish production.


Social Enterprise Social Enterprise

Kelp Island is dedicated to fostering the kelp economy and supporting small local producers through the development of an integrated supply chain of kelp products.

Ecosystem Creating Collaborative Partnerships

Kelp Island is partnering with values aligned organizations to develop the kelp economy,
facilitating projects in the kelp building products sector.

Sustainable Growth Prosperity for Vulnerable Coastal Communities

Kelp is a regenerative natural resource with the ability to economically empower rural coastal communities through a diversified product manufacturing process.

Supply Chain Sustainable Supply Chain

Kelp Island will support local economies, developing opportunities by utilizing our marketing and business development expertise to create a sustainable supply chain.


Support Marine eStructure Sustainable marine Structures

SeaBrick is a revolutionary new way of building on the ocean that will address the challenges of climate change and inequality. SeaBrick is an interlocking, buoyant, brick system composed primarily of kelp biomass and designed to support marine structures of all kinds. 

Eonomic Opportunities Rising Sea Levels

One of the first products made with SeaBrick will be floating breakwaters to protect vulnerable coastal communities. 

Kelp Ecosystem Kelp Ecosystem

Kelp Island will provide a marketplace for SeaBricks and their supply chain, promoting trade and growth across the kelp ecosystem.

Climate Change Decarbonizing Construction

The construction sector is responsible for 38% of global GHG emissions, with aluminum, steel and concrete being the worst polluters. SeaBrick has the potential to replace these products as a carbon neutral building material.

Kelp Island acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Nation), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)

We are a member of the Safe Seaweed Coalition

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