The Challenge

Solving an important problem with science, innovation, and a passion for nature.

Around the world today, we see this everywhere we go. Blue-green algae are thriving due to excess nutrients from agriculture and industry flowing into oceans and lakes.

Origin by Ocean collects sea- and ocean-grown biomass such as blue-green algae and macroalgae like bladderwrack, sargassum, kelp and so on.

From this biomass, we produce natural and biologically sustainable ingredients for use in the food, beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries.

We are driven by a strong dedication to the wellbeing of the natural world. In algae, we’ve found a great potential to create viable business opportunities while having a positive impact on the environment.

The Baltic Sea

Today the Baltic Sea is in critical condition – it is thought to be one of the most polluted seas in the world. It can still be saved, but action should be taken immediately.

The most serious problems of the Baltic Sea are eutrophication, hazardous substances, the risks of maritime traffic, and a loss of biodiversity. Global environmental issues are strongly connected with these. When we are talking about climate change, we are also talking about the state of the Baltic Sea.

Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Ocean acidification continues to threaten marine environments.

The ocean covers three quarters of the Earth’s surface, and represents 99 percent of the living space on the planet by volume.

As much as 40 per cent of the ocean is heavily affected by pollution, depleted fisheries, loss of coastal habitats and other human activities.

More than 3 billion people depend on the biodiversity of the oceans for their livelihoods.

The market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at US$3 trillion per year, about 5 percent of global GDP.