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28th Northwest Algal and Seagrass Symposium

The 28th Northwest Algal Symposium (NWAS) will meet on the weekend of May 6-8, 2016 at Seattle Pacific University’s Casey Conference Center on Whidbey Island in Coupeville, Washington. The symposium will include a range of oral and poster presentations pertaining to the many aspects of research on marine primary producers being conducted in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. The NWAS will provide the usual relaxed and informal environment for students and professionals alike to meet old colleagues, exchange ideas and make new contacts and friends. Awards will be presented for the best student poster and best oral presentation.

Housing for participants and meals will be available at Camp Casey. The historic buildings at Camp Casey help maintain the unique ambiance of Whidbey Island we’ve all come to appreciate over the years! Additional housing will be available by individual arrangement at a variety of hotels and campsites in the Coupeville area located about10 minutes away from Camp Casey. The Saturday evening banquet, auction and distinguished lecture will be held at the Officer’s Club at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station located 15 minutes from Camp Casey.

Please mark your calendars and inform your colleagues now! Future announcements will be circulated by email and announced on ALGAE-LIST.  The 2nd Announcement will be available in February, including instructions for accommodations & meals as well as directions and a call for abstracts. The registration & abstract deadlines will be April 1, 2016

For further information about the 28th NWAS, please contact Rob Fitch (, (509) 682-6755) or Tim Nelson (, (206) 281-3640).

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