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Hobart hosts global seaweed science symposium

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

‘Seaweeds in a changing world’ is the theme of the 24th International Seaweed Symposium being held in Hobart, Australia, from 19-24 February 2023.


close up underwater photo of Asparagopsis, edible red macroalgae that is a beautiful pink and red colour
Tasmanian Asparagopsis. Photo: Joanna Smart

The world’s leading seaweed scientists and industry players will gather in Hobart, Australia, in February 2023, to share the latest research, product potential and future directions of the global seaweed industry.


The theme of the 2023 event is ‘Seaweeds in a changing world’. Presentations will include:

  • ongoing changes in seaweed aquaculture practices,

  • industrial processing,

  • future products and markets,

  • local and global environmental change, and

  • scientific advances in understanding how seaweeds function.


The 24th International Seaweed Symposium will run from 19-24 February 2023, at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, and online. The international symposium is the flagship event of the International Seaweed Association and is expected to attract more than 500 delegates.


The International Seaweed Association was established more than 70 years ago to encourage the research and development of seaweed and seaweed products. Its symposium is held every three years at different locations around the world. The 24th symposium in Hobart was rescheduled from 2022, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.



Join the event

Abstracts for presentations and applications for workshops are being accepted until 31 July 2022. Several mini-symposia on specific topics are being finalised, as part of the larger event.


The symposium format will enable actual and virtual delegates and presenters to attend and interact, with early bird registrations available until 4 November 2022.


Visit the 24th International Seaweed Symposium website for more details, including the symposium program, submission deadlines, registration and sponsorship opportunities.



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