This EABA Technical Webinar aims to increase the European interest and motivations to develop science, technology and business projects and activities related with the ‘Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt’.
This is an intensive technical webinar where participants have the chance to present a shot pitch and where interaction is promoted.
From previous webinars it was possible to understand that this model of intensive work from 9.30 to 17.30 with coffee and lunch breaks provides at the same time a training and a learning & sharing opportunity.
15.30 Dry run with speakers
16.00 Dry run and introduction of all participants
09:30 Welcome and EABA Presentation: Why this technical webinar?
Jean Paul Cadoret (France)
09:40 Opening presentation: All about the Atlantic Sargassum Belt.
Isabel Sousa Pinto (Portugal)
10:10 Pitch presentations “Who are you?” (2 min.) from each participant. The objective is that all the participants know who are the others and what they do.
11:00 Time to grab a coffee or tea
11:20 Pitch presentations “Who are you?” PART II (2 min.) from each participant.
12:30 The ecological framework of Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt (GASB)
Debbie Bartlett (University of Greenwich, UK)
13:00 Lunch break – Opportunity for networking – time for a walk and some food
13:45 Learning and understanding the situation
- The Sargood Project – https://scanr.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/project/ANR-19-SARG-0002 – Marie-Ange Arsene (Univ. Antilles, Guadeloupe)
- The PhycoMExUK Project – www.phycomex.uk/post/phycomexuk-and-the-allen-lab – Amy Pilsbury (Plymouth Marine Lab, UK)
- The SAVE-C Project – https://borea.mnhn.fr/en/programme-recherche/save-c – tbc
- The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt as observed from satellites – Chuanmin Hu (University of South Florida, USA)
14:45 Time to grab a coffee or tea
15:15 What can we do? (potential applications)
- Technologies for the harvesting of seaweed – Bernardete Castro (Royal IHC, The Netherlands)
- Sustainable solutions for Sargassum inundations in Turks & Caicos – John Milledge (Greenwich University, UK)
- Potential transformation of Sargassum for biofertilizers – Gabriel Acien (Almeria University, Spain)
- Barrages Anti-Algues Group AlgaeNova – Sargasses – Manolo Despradel (Algaenova, Dominican Republic)
- Sodium Alginate production potential from Sargassum – Jacques Mazoyer (Cargill, France)
16:15 What are we doing? (the current projects)
- Sargassum biofertilizer formulations – Johanan Dujon (Algas Organics, St Lucia)
- Sargassum as Animal Feed, Daveian Morrison (Awganic Inputs, Jamaica)
- Antiviral potentials of Sargassum fluitans seaweed. Experimental evidences – Liena de Regla Ponce Rey (Cuba)
- “Floating gold or toxic waste?” – Anne Desrochers (Univ. West Indies, Barbados)
17:40 Workshop conclusions
17:30 Workshop closure – Isabel Sousa Pinto and Jean-Paul Cadoret
Please note: times are displayed in Central European Time (CET), UTC+1.13:004:00Overview of sargassum uses based on Caribbean case studies