The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, ICHA 2018 will take place in the Cité des Congrès of Nantes, in France, from October 21st to 26th 2018.
The conference mobilizes the scientific community to raise awareness on harmful algae and their toxins that are a global problem, with strong socio-economic impacts on public health, fisheries, aquaculture and tourism worldwide. It is an opportunity to meet close to 400 international experts in the harmful algae research field.
Local Organizing Committee
The International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA) was founded in 1997, in response to a request from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO for an international program on harmful algae.
The Society is affiliated to the ICSU family of organizations as a constituent part of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) through the International Association of Biological Oceanography (IABO). The overall mandate of the Society is to promote and foster research and training programs on harmful algae, and to co-sponsor meetings on this topic at the national, regional, and international level.
Since 2006, the International Conferences on Harmful Algae (ICHA) have been convened by ISSHA and organized every two years in different countries around the world. ISSHA supports the local (host) Organizing Committee and edits the conference proceedings through the activities of specific Council Committees (Publications, Travel Awards, Achievement Awards, Finance).
The 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae program brings together several scientific workshops on various topics such as Eco-physiology & cellular biology of harmful algae and cyanobacteria, Ecology, Biological oceanography, Taxonomy, Toxin analysis, microbial interactions, analysis of aquatic organisms and many more topics.
You will be able to access several sessions to discover all the news on various themes thanks to experts in the field. The conference’s main theme is: “From Ecosystems to Socio-ecosystems”.
Registration and Accommodation
You can register online and book your accommodation at negotiated rates in Nantes for ICHA 2018.
Exhibition and Partnership
Do not hesitate to participate to ICHA 2018 as an exhibitor or a partner to enhance your visibility.
The participants of ICHA 2018 are mainly Scientists, Researchers, Academics, Biologists, Chemists, Students (from the Master level, doctoral and post-doctoral students), Experts in law and economics of sectors affected by harmful algae.
Many exhibition, partnership and marketing opportunities are available for industrial sponsors to join actively ICHA 2018.
The Partnership Brochure is available on request at firstname.lastname@example.org