The 24th International Seaweed Symposium is held in Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Australia from 19-24 February 2023.
The theme for this year's event is ‘Seaweeds in a Changing World’. It aims 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 an organization.
The 24th ISS is hosted by the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies on behalf of the International Seaweed Association. There are more than 200 panel and discussion sessions, 132 posters, and 16 exhibitors with more than 700 attendees.
Many agendas during the ISS program and some of the key events and topics covered at the symposium:
Seaweed bioplastics innovation creates opportunity for climate-affected coastal communities.
Seaweed biopolymer applications are on the rise as demand for sustainable materials increases and it’s creating a much-needed opportunity for climate-affected coastal communities in developing nations.
Seaweed as carbon sink: challenges and opportunities
The potential for seaweeds (macroalgae) to sequester carbon is a hot topic in the scientific literature and public media and will be the focus of a special session at the ISS.
Know more about seaweed and the industry with many experts and speakers in a panel session and discussion through https://iss2023.net/ and online attendance is available.
Related to the theme, Tropical Seaweed Innovation Network has participated in the poster presentation session with “Tropical Seaweed: Solution to the World”. This poster aims to demonstrate the development of technology and innovation of national seaweed products, as well as the potential and status of utilization of high-value Indonesian seaweed species, and to facilitate a link and match between research and development results with the seaweed industry.
‘We hope that TSIN will get more popular among the researcher and industrial people all around the world that attend the ISS and will bring more potential collaboration to develop the seaweed research and industry in Indonesia’ said Devi Rini, a Market Analyst at the Directorate of Marketing.