The world's population will continue to grow in the years to come. If we want to continue feeding everyone, other production methods are needed.

An area such as the South-western Delta, which is surrounded by salt water, offers solutions. New production methods raise many questions of expertise. The applied research of HZ University of Applied Sciences focuses on those methods that are important here: shellfish aquaculture and innovations in low-trophic biomass such as microalgae and seaweed.

Research groups

There are several research groups that conduct food-related research.

Vitality, Water, Food

HZ Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Food, Biobased solutions, Water

Marine Biobased Specialities

Water, Food

Aquaculture in Delta Areas

Projects & publications related to the vitality theme


Alternative land-based shellfish cultivation

With this project, the Stichting Zeeschelp, Meromar Zeeland and HZ University of Applied Sciences…


Flipfarm in Waterdunen

To date, oysters in the Netherlands are cultivated at the bottom of shallow waters (i.e. bottom…