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The XVIIIth International Seaweed Symposium will be held in Bergen, Norway, June 20.-25. 2004
This is a big event for the seaplant community and it happens once every three years. The next symposium will be hosted by NIVA. 

XVIIIth International Seaweed Symposium National chairman:  
Tor L. Bokn Tel:       +47 22 18 51 73 
Kjersti Sjøtun Tel:       +47 55 23 84 81 
Norwegian Institute for Water Research 
P.O. Box 173, Kjelsaas 
Tel: +47 22 185100 N-0411 Oslo 
Fax:      +47 22 185200 Norway 

This site has links to the International Seaweed Association (ISA), The Seaweed Site, to AlgaeBase (the world catalogue of algae collection) and to the site of ISS2001 in Cape Town.
Visit the ISS 2004 website >>

> 7th World Biomaterials Congress, Sydney Australia, May 17-21, 2004
Call for Abstracts The Organising Committee of the 7th World Biomaterials Congress invites you to submit an abstract(s)
for consideration in the Congress Program. All abstracts will be reviewed (blind) by at least three international referees. The Program Committee in consultation with the International Program Committee will make the final decision on the method of presentation and presenting authors will be advised in writing.

Christine Wandrey is the chair and organizer of the Symposium Nr. 20 "Hydrogels and Hydrocolloids - Alginate and other Biopolymers" and she would like to draw your attention to this event.

Visit the World Biomaterials Congress  website>>
Recent events:

XVII th International Seaweed Symposium

This year's Symposium was held on 28 January to 2 February 2001 at the University of Cape Town, hosted jointly by the University and by Marine and Coastal Management.

The Scientific program included plenary sessions, mini symposia, poster sessions, mid-symposium excursions and pre- and post-symposium tours. Contributions were invited on all aspects of algal research and utilisation. These will appear in the symposium proceedings but some contributions will also be finding their way to SuriaLink.

Click here to contact the ISS 2001 website for more information

Other recently completed conferences...

There have been some recent conferences of interest that still maintain websites. Check for follow-up by clicking on the hotlinked titles:


20-22 June 2001 at Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary. This was a discussion among scientists from different countries coming from Eastern and Western Europe as well as from other continents in the field of potential and practical use of algae for plant and/or soil treatment. Presentations were made concerning cyanobacteria, microalgae and seaweed, which are or can potentially be used in plant production, and their influence on plant/soil-systems.

15th Northwest Algal Symposium 11-13 May 2001

Casey Conference Center, Whidbey Island, Washington State, USA. Contact:  Tim Nelson (

Southeastern Phycological Colloquy 27-29 October 2000
The 22nd Annual Southeastern Phycological Colloquy was hosted jointly by the University of South Carolina (Dick Zingmark) and The College of Charleston (Reid Wiseman) and convened October 27-29 on the coast near Georgetown, South Carolina. The meeting was an opportunity for faculty, professionals and graduate students in all aspects of phycology to get together in an informal setting for voicing and exchanging ideas of mutual interest. For follow-up contact Richard Zingmark, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208 USA with e-mail at

Symposium on Harmful Marine Algae in the U.S., December 5-9, 2000 at Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Sponsored by: the U.S. National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algae (along with several other blue-ribbon institutions) this was the first of a series of biannual meetings intended to provide a forum for scientific exchange and technical communication on all aspects of marine HAB research in the United States.

The First Mediterranean Symposium on Marine Vegetation
Organised by the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA). The main objective of the Symposium was to take stock of available knowledge on the Mediterranean marine vegetation. It also promoted contacts and exchanges between the Mediterranean Scientists who have among their fields of interest the study and/or the conservation of the Marine vegetation species.

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