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Research Fellow - Avoided Emissions of Kelp Biostimulant in Regenerative Agriculture

Kelp Blue

Research Fellow - Avoided Emissions of Kelp Biostimulant in Regenerative Agriculture

Research Fellow - Avoided Emissions of Kelp Biostimulant in Regenerative Agriculture

About the Organization:

We're on a mission to restore marine biodiversity and sequester carbon by cultivating giant kelp forests.

Together with our foundation we are addressing the gaps in the science and knowledge around kelp forests' ecosystems. We want to raise awareness about the ecological importance of kelp forests, drive research, build knowledge and strengthen the science around giant kelp. We also focus research efforts in understanding the ecological benefits of kelp products such as our biostimulant - a product applied on crops to make them stronger from within, allowing farmers to use less chemical fertilizers.

Our HQ's are in Amsterdam, but our operations are in Ludertiz, Namibia. We're a wildly international team and are passionate about progress and our planet.

Fellowship Description:

Help us understand the field of regenerative agriculture and leverage the potential of kelp biostimulant in avoiding emissions.

Kelp Blue's first commercial product is a biostimulant derived from giant kelp. This innovative product, when applied to crops and plants, can significantly reduce synthetic fertiliser use. It also makes the plants healthier and therefore more resilient to stressors such as drought, salinity and heat.

The potential for kelp biostimulant to reduce fertiliser use is significant. We know that synthetic fertilisers are energy-intensive in production (e.g. the large-scale production of ammonia is very demanding on our environment). In order to leverage potential, we are looking for additional benefits for potential regenerative agricultural practices in the form of avoided emissions credits and/or other financial incentives.

Help us understand the potential of avoided emission credits (or similar schemes) related to application of regenerative agriculture practices. During this fellowship you will help us research financial benefits of avoided emissions, as well as help us understand the tools needed to quantify the positive benefit of using biostimulants.


Our ideal candidate is results and impact oriented, dedicated to our mission and has affinity with the subject matter which will help in translating the content in a clear manner. The candidate has these qualifications:

- Has an understanding of carbon emissions, climate change impact, avoided emissions credits, or similar.

- Able to perform thorough research for an upcoming product in an existing, yet emerging field of avoided emissions calculations and "credits"

- Able to present and communicate research results effectively

- Independent, results-driven, self-motivated, analytical

Time Commitment:   16-20 hours / week

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