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100 Climate Conversations: Pia Winberg

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If we used the infrastructure of the oceans and created seaweed islands, we would actually eliminate a lot of the climate change issues we have today.
Dr Pia Winberg

There is a lot of hype about seaweed – a magic bullet touted as a solution to everything from the livestock industry’s methane problem to sequestering the world’s carbon through colossal seaweed farms. Dr Pia Winberg, founder of Venus Shell Systems, explains the reality behind the hype and the opportunities for building an Australian seaweed industry.

Hear Dr. Pia Winberg in conversation with Nate Byrne, recorded live at Powerhouse Ultimo as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Free. Bookings essential.

100 Climate Conversations is an award-winning survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit 100climateconversations.comExternal link icon


Dr Pia Winberg is a passionate advocate for the development of more sustainable seaweed cultivation systems in Australia. A marine ecologist turned entrepreneur, she brings 20 years of industry and academic experience to her position as founder and chief executive of Venus Shell Systems and PhycoHealth.


Nate Byrne is a meteorologist, oceanographer, science communicator and former navy officer, but is perhaps best known for his high-energy ABC News Breakfast weather broadcasts. From briefing senior military officers to hosting children’s science shows, Byrne understands the importance of climate-focused communications.



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