Seaweeds in a changing world
24th International Seaweed Symposium13 - 18 February 2022

Hobart | Tasmania | Australia | Online

Seaweeds in a changing world
24th International Seaweed Symposium13 - 18 February 2022

Hobart | Tasmania | Australia | Online

Seaweeds in a changing world
24th International Seaweed Symposium13 - 18 February 2022

Hobart | Tasmania | Australia | Online

The 24th International Seaweed Symposium will be held for the first time in Australia.  It will take place in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia’s most southern state, from Sunday 13th to Friday 18th February 2022.

Hobart is a vibrant city, located at the foothill of kunanyi/Mt Wellington and situated along the Derwent River. It offers a contrasting blend of heritage (being Australia’s second oldest capital), scenery and culture. With its captivating history, picturesque waterways, rugged mountains and gourmet experiences, the city has something for everyone.

Australia has a proud tradition of phycological research with a very diverse algal flora. Tasmania is a global hotspot for seaweed diversity with >750 named species with many endemic species. In Tasmania we have a flourishing bioactives industry and rapidly developing aquaculture industries, including Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture and Asparagopsis culture. We also have a strong tradition in research on seaweed ecology and physiology, focused on climate change and mitigation. Tasmania is also the gateway to the spectacular and diverse algal flora of mainland Australia. We are excited to welcome you to the 24th ISS.

The 24th ISS committee has chosen the theme ‘Seaweeds in a changing world’, to focus on ongoing changes in seaweed aquaculture practices, industrial processing, future products and markets, local and global environmental change, and scientific advances that will change our understanding of how seaweeds function at all levels of organisation.

We have changed the symposium format to embrace new technologies that allow actual and virtual delegates to attend and interact, and we expect a vibrant and exciting new style of conference.  The organising committee feels the opportunity to have the Symposium also hosted online presents an opportunity for us to reach a broader audience than the traditional Symposium. As such, we see 2022 as being a new and positive direction for the Symposium.

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Venue
Important Dates

April 2021
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN

May 2021
REGISTRATION OPEN
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23 July 2021
ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS CLOSE

10 Sept 2021
ABSTRACT REVIEW NOTIFICATIONS

15 Nov 2021
EARLY BIRD REGISTRAIONS CLOSE

13 Feb 2022
SYMPOSIUM START DATE
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Invited Speakers
NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia
Western Australian Herbarium, Australia
Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, Malaysia
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
University of Otago, New Zealand
Aarhus University, Denmark
University of Waikato, New Zealand
University of Auckland, New Zealand
RDadvisor, Australia
National Institute of Fisheries Science, Republic of Korea
University of Cape Town, South Africa
University of British Columbia, Canada
University of the Sunshine Coast
Director East Coast, Ocean Farmers
Sponsors

ISS 2022 supported by the Tasmanian Government

Silver Partner

Bronze Partner

Bronze Partner

Sponsor - Kai Ho

ASPAB 300x200

Sponsor - ASPAB

Onsite Program Overview
Saturday 12 February 
Pre-Symposium Workshops
Sunday 13 February 
Pre-Symposium Workshops
Welcome Reception – Hotel Grand Chancellor
Monday 14 February
Symposium Opening
Sessions
Poster Reception
Tuesday 15 February
Sessions
Student Networking Function – IMAS
Wednesday 16 February
Optional Offsite Tours
Thursday 17 February
Sessions
Symposium Dinner
Friday 18 February
Sessions
Symposium Closing
Saturday 19 February
Post-Symposium Workshops
Sunday 20 February
Post-Symposium Workshops
Symposium Host

The 2022 Symposium is being hosted by the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies on behalf of the International Seaweed Association.

Symposium Organising Committee

Chair

Professor Catriona Hurd
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Co-chair

Professor Michael A. Borowitzka
Murdoch University, Western Australia

Committee members

Dr Alecia Bellgrove
Deakin University, South Australia

Dr John Huisman
Western Australian Herbarium

Mr Ian Jameson
Australian National Algae Culture Collection, Tasmania

Assoc Prof Catriona Macleod
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Professor Wendy Nelson
National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd, Wellington

Dr Craig Sanderson
Tassal Pty Ltd, Tasmania

Dr Thomas Wernberg
University of Western Australia

Dr Pia Winberg
Venus Shell Systems, New South Wales

Assoc Prof Jeff Wright
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania

Professor Wei Zhang
Flinders University, South Australia

Professor Joe Zuccarello
Victoria University, Wellington

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