TOITU TE MOANA, TOITU TE TANGATA
SUSTAINABILITY OF THE SEA. SUSTAINABILITY OF THE PEOPLE.
submissions NOW CLOSED - INQUIRE if you would like a late poster considered
We ask you to consider the following Convention themes and submit under your chosen theme.
Two central themes form the basis of this convention:
• Environmental Remediation – novel marine biotechnologies to enhance environmental resilience
• Marine Biotechnology – new marine resource research and development for the blue economy with a particular focus on agricultural and aquacultural applications.
Within these themes we invite abstracts across a range of specific topics:
- Marine biotechnology in sustainable aquaculture
- Environmental bioremediation
- Marine biotechnologies for food, functional food ingredients and nutrition
- Marine bioactive compounds, marine pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals
- Algal biotechnology for commodity products and renewable energy
- Marine microbiology and biotechnology
- Biotechnology of sensing, pest detection and removal ‘molecular tools for conservation and the environment’
- Indigenous knowledge and commercialisation
- Marine biotechnology industry: market drivers, technology gaps and international partnership
- Policy, investment, legal frameworks and trade opportunities in blue bio-economy
The closing date for abstracts has been extended to 26 May, 2017.
The Convention committee will then select the abstracts for inclusion in the programme. These will be spread across the three days of the convention, with each day dedicated to a central speaker theme:
Day 1: Sustainability: marine biotechnology for the environment, agriculture and aquaculture.
Day 2: Marine biotechnology for the future: new bioproducts, bioprocess, wealth/health from the sea.
Day 3: Mātauranga Māori, IP, industry, policy and law, international partnerships and collaboration.