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Sargassum Symposium

Image provided by the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; funding from the Canadian Space Agency; data provided by the European Space Agency; scientific reference is to Jim Gower, Chuanmin Hu, Gary Borstad and Stephanie King, 2006, "Ocean color satellites show extensive lines of floating Sargassum in the Gulf of Mexico," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44, 3619-3625.
The objective of the symposium is to bring together as many of the interested parties as possible who have a stake in Sargassum and their impact on our beaches. The focus is to have speakers address the scientific, economic, educational and administrative issues of dealing with Sargassum, including removal and leaving it in place. Representatives of the coastal communities and entities that are tasked with dealing with the Sargassum will be asked to give their local solutions. The ultimate goal of the symposium is to discover potentially successful new methods of dealing with Sargassum and sharing it with others.

There will be demonstrations and discussions of new and old Sargassum removal technology. There will be presentations of alternative uses of Sargassum, including applications in the mariculture industry, use as a fertilizer, as a source for biofuel, and many other uses.

Location:   Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Dates:   May 12-14, 2008
Contact Information:   John S. Adams
+1 361-825-5759
Lori Busch

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Keywords:   Algae, Seaweed, Sargassum

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