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Research & White Papers


MARINE INGREDIENTS: THE FUTURE OF SKIN CARE

Angela Eriksen-StanleyDirector of Education for Phytomer Group and posted in the June 2013 issue of Skin Inc.

This is an excellent, well written piece on marine-based skin care. Ms. Eriksen-Stanley writes about the relationship between seaweeds and ocean minerals and human skin. We rate this work as one of the best articles we’ve come across on the subject and can easily be read and understood by teenagers on up to skin care professionals.  Go here or click on the title to read this article.

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF SEAWATER PREPARATIONS

André Passebecq, Ph. D., M.D., NaturopathJean-Marc Soulier, Ph. D., Pharmacist

This “paper” looks at the relationship between human blood plasma and ocean water, or ocean plasma as the authors describe it. We rate the content as advanced high school to college level material.The site which hosts this study has a wealth of information on seawater and we spent many hours studying the material it presents. It is a non-profit site but it also has links to a related commercial site (note the site’s Disclaimer section). Never-the-less, we found the material to be historically accurate and the research to be well done. The site does not have downloadable files, so we direct you to the site itself by clicking on the title above.

SEAWEED: PROMISING PLANT OF THE MILLENNIUM

V. K. Dhargalkar and Neelam Pereira, originally published in Science and Culture Magazine, March-April, 2005.

The authors have written a scholarly paper on the sustainable and beneficial use of seaweed in food, energy, medicine and cosmetics. This paper contains information on the scientific breakdown of the composition of seaweed. We rate this work as a university graduate or post-graduate level of reading.  The link above takes you to a pdf file that may be downloaded.

ALGAE: THE BLUE REVOLUTION FOR A SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY; HOW ALGAE CAN BRING SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL NUTRITION & HEALTH ISSUES

Presented by Olmix at the Olmix Symposium, September 10, 2012 in France at the Palais des Congres de Pontivy (Palace of the Congress of Pontivy).

Various authors

These presentations lean towards the nutritional value of various algaes and many seaweeds but all are packed with scientific content. Some of the presentation is in French but most of it is in English. The images will help with the understanding and will deliver the intended message. The presenters are all recognized world-class leaders in their field. We rank understanding this material at the graduate to professional level due to its heavy reliance on scientific knowledge.  The link above takes you to a pdf file that may be read on our website or downloaded. It will take a minute to load, so be patient. Caution:  If you choose to download and save this file, it is approximately 10 MB and about 130 pages total.

A DISSERTATION ON THE USE OF SEA WATER IN THE DISEASES OF THE GLANDS

Charles Russel, M.D.

This is one of the most, if not the most, advanced studies of its time. It was written in 1750, although this copy is dated 1760 as a 4th Edition and is bought to you through the magic of Google Books. It is a direct copy of the book itself, not a re-print, so you have to scroll through a bit of Google-speak and the cover to get to the beginning, about page 8 or 9 in the pdf file. We rate the content as high school level, all though you have to get used to the way the language was used when it was written. Keep in mind, this work is more than 250 years old. At the time, Dr. Russel envisioned sea water as the cure-all for almost any malady known to man.  For reading pleasure and research only.  We don’t endorse any of Dr. Russel’s remedies.

The link above takes you to a pdf file that may be read on our website or downloaded.  Caution:  If you choose to download and save this file, it is approximately 15 MB and about 360 pages total. It can take a few minutes to load.

L’EAU DE MER, MILIEU ORGANIQUE, (TRANSLATED SEA WATER, ORGANIC MATRIX)

René Quinton – Physiologist, doctor, biologist, aviator

This website would not be complete with reference to Quinton, often called the French Darwin. He did pioneering work studying the salt concentrations between species and the relationship of seawater to the blood in human and animal bodies. We rate this work as advanced, both due to its medical content and the fact that this document is published in French. We found this work on archive.org aka the Wayback Machine, but various reprints can be found on Amazon. There may be an English translation out there but we were not able to find it.

The link above takes you to a pdf file that may be read on our website or downloaded.  It’s a big file and may take a bit of time to load. Caution:  If you choose to download and save this file, it is approximately 37 MB and about 574 pages total. 

A GUIDE TO THE SEAWEED INDUSTRY – INTRODUCTION TO COMMERCIAL SEAWEEDS

Dennis J. McHugh; FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 441

This is one chapter of a rather lengthy paper that focuses on the industry. It is an excellent reference document if you are studying the subject. This introduction gives an overview of seaweed classifications, uses, sources, and cultivation methods. The link above is just the first chapter. To access the entire publication, go here instead. This takes you to the full table of contents and allows you to navigate to anywhere inside the document. We rank this material as suitable for high school and above. FAO stands for Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. It is based in Rome, Italy. 

DETERMINATION OF DISSOLVED NUTRIENTS (N, P, SI) IN SEAWATER WITH HIGH PRECISION AND INTER-COMPARABILITY USING GAS-SEGMENTED CONTINUOUS FLOW ANALYSERS

D. J. Hydes, M. Aoyama, A. Aminot, K. Bakker, S. Becker, S. Coverly, A. Daniel, A. G. Dickson, O. Grosso, R. Kerouel, J. van Ooijen, K. Sato, T. Tanhua, E. M. S. Woodward0, J. Z. Zhang

This paper is published by GO-SHIP. It stands for Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program. GO-SHIP brings together scientists from around the world to study the physical, chemical, and biological parameters of the ocean. We used this particular paper when we were studying the composition of seawater. If you have a serious interest in the ocean or are looking for a career with like-minded professionals, we encourage you to visit the website. There you will find a wealth of other white papers and research reports on oceanography, the carbon cycle, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems (see the Documents tab at the GO-SHIP website). We rate this information at the graduate to professional level, however ambitious college or high school students will find equal value.