Algae Bloom Remediation Workshop

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Broward County Library Downtown - Auditorium 100. S. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale 33001

Category: Other


Join the agriculture community, algae bloom researchers and
remediation technology experts as they tackle the devasting
algae bloom and red tide problem through open collaboration.

The algae bloom situation is affecting tourism, fishing, real estate and local economies. While algae bloom research, testing and monitoring is ongoing within the State of Florida, collaboration and open communication on fixing the existing algae bloom and HAB problems need to be addressed. National Algae Association, is the first non-profit algae association to focus on education, production and algae bloom remediation trade association in the world, made up of commercially-minded algae researchers, producers, remediation and equipment companies in the US and throughout the world, would like to extend an invitation to your organization to attend or become a sponsor for our Algae Bloom Remediation Workshop we are facilitating in Ft. Lauderdale.

NAA has invited commercially-minded algae bloom researchers, remediation and equipment companies to discuss differences between algae blooms created by phosphorous and nitrogen as well as toxic algae blooms (HAB’s) to discuss the following subjects below to educate and address potential algae bloom remediation technology solutions.


“Innovation Through Citizen Science and Outreach, Tracy Fanara, E.I., Ph.D
Program Manager, Environmental Health Mote Marine Laboratory”

“Modern Instrumentation and Laboratory Approaches for the Modelling and Remediation of Algae Blooms and Red Tides, T. Alavosus, Ph.D., and A. Spicer, Ph.D., Algenuity

“Mitigation of red tides and other HABs using modified clay; present status and future challenges”, Donald Anderson, Senior Scientist, Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

“The interaction of flood control strategies with a Lyngbya wollei bloom in Lake Wateree SC: consequences of draining the lake.” John Ferry, Ph.d., Oceans and Human Health at the University of South Carolina

“Archaea-based Biomimetic Remediation: The Unexpected Path from Hydrocarbons in Retention Ponds to Algae Overgrowth on Agricultural Irrigation Ponds.” Kevin Mirise, Managing Partner, Akaya

“All-Natural” Water Treatment System that remediates organic pollutants and more.
Keith Boulais, CEO, Premier Materials Technology, Inc.

“The Power of Many – Collective Action through 4R Nutrient Stewardship.” Adam Herges | Sustainability Agronomist, Corporate Public Affairs, The Mosaic Company.

"Technology & Application of Modified Clay Controlling HABs", Zhiming Yu, Professor, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

"Red Tide and Blue Green Algae Blooms: Sustainable Solutions for Agriculture, Industry, Environment, and Economy". Keith Ervin, CEO, Omega Material Sciences

"Algae and Algal Toxin Mitigation/Remediation Using Ozone Infused Nano Bubbles Technology(NBOT). A Green Scalable Solution". Peter Moeller PhD., NOAA

“Cost Effective Method to Remove Phosphorus from Water Bodies”. James Gaspard, Biochar Now.

“Aquatic Ecology & Water Quality Management”, Dr Miquel Lurling, Wageningen University,
The Netherlands.

“Controlled Photosynthesis in large waterways” MV Bhaskar, Director, Kadambari Consultants Pvt Ltd

"Bloom Foam: Transforming green water into green consumer products".
Ryan Hunt, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, ALGIX

"Remediating Harmful Algal Blooms & Related Toxins with Non-Invasive Open-Cell Foam Technology" Scott Smith, CEO, AquaFlex,Holdings, LLC. (subject to change)

Open Collaboration + Innovation = Algae Bloom Remediation Implementation.

Areas of discussion:

1. Differences between algae blooms and HAB’s
2. Existing Algae Bloom Testing and Monitoring
3. Commercial algae bloom technologies proven outside the lab, scalable with a low CAPEX.
4. Collaboration opportunities between algae bloom researchers and private industry.
5. Pilot tests and monitoring progress on remediation, dewatering methods
6. Potential co-products made from algae blooms.
7. Current state and federal legislation in the State of Florida
8. Funding available for remediation.

For further information contact:



Phone: 9363211125

More Info:

Location Details
Broward County Library Downtown - Auditorium 100. S. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale 33001
4747 research forest dr., suite 180
the woodlands, FL 77381

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