International Seaweed Symposium will be held April 21-26, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. The symposium is hosted by the Indonesian National Organizing Committee comprised of leading scientists and business people from private, academic and public sector organization engaged in Indonesian seaweed science and utilization. This is the first International Seaweed Symposium to be held in Indonesia and the second to be held in the Coral Triangle (the 16th International Seaweed Symposium was held in Cebu, the Philippines, in 1998).
The island province of Bali was the first place where extensive commercial seaweed farming began in Indonesia about thirty years ago. Active seaweed farming still takes place minutes away from the 21
International Seaweed Symposium venue and on islands that are an easy day trip away. Bali is also a convenient point from which to travel to seaweed habitats and farm areas throughout Indonesia.
Accommodation with a range of room prices is available in the vicinity of the 21
International Seaweed Symposium venue so that even students will not find their budgets stretched. Details will be provided in the Second Circular and on our upcoming website.
Ngurah Rai airport is the international airport of Bali and it is located about half an hour away from the International Seaweed Symposium venue. The international three letter code of the airport is DPS, for Denpasar, which is the capital city of the province of Bali.