Sponsor Profiles

ISS 2023 supported by the Tasmanian Government

Silver Partner

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania is a centre of excellence for marine and Antarctic research, which cuts across traditional scientific and social scientific boundaries. We are dedicated to enhancing environmental understanding and facilitating thoughtful and sustainable development for the benefit of Australia and the world.

IMAS Taroona is emerging as a unique fisheries and aquaculture precinct – a centre for world-class research, enhanced collaboration and industry engagement, and outstanding marine science education. We conduct local fisheries and aquaculture research and have achieved a research excellence ranking (ERA) of 5, well above the world standard for fisheries science.

Our aquaculture production research brings together biology and innovative technology to increase the sustainable production of aquaculture species including Atlantic salmon, rock lobster, oysters and seaweed.

The development of an Australian seaweed aquaculture industry is currently the focus of a major research effort at IMAS through the Seaweed Solutions CRC-P.

Australia’s future seaweed industry came a step closer in September last year, with the harvest of the first seaweed crop from Spring Bay on Tasmania’s East Coast. While relatively modest in scale, the harvest is a significant milestone in taking seaweed aquaculture from a concept into a commercial operation.

At IMAS, we seek to apply our scientific knowledge to advance global aquaculture to ensure food security for the future.

Silver Partner

Bronze Partner

Marinova is a progressive Australian biotechnology company dedicated to the development and production of high purity seaweed extracts for the betterment of human health. The company specialises in the manufacture of fucoidan compounds – highly bioactive polysaccharides derived from select species of brown seaweed.­

As the global leader in fucoidan science, Marinova is the supplier of choice to world renowned research institutions and some of the most recognised companies in the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical sectors. Marinova’s unique product portfolio includes certified organic fucoidan extracts for nutritional and topical applications through to highly characterised fractions for medical devices and pharmaceutical development.

Marinova is home to the Maritech® organic fucoidan range – the world’s only high purity, certified organic fucoidan extracts with global regulatory acceptance. The Maritech® organic fucoidan range is underpinned by an extensive research and development program that has launched fucoidan into the new frontier of natural therapeutics.

Bronze Partner


Australia’s Innovation Catalyst

At CSIRO, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We are Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst, collaborating to boost Australia’s innovation performance.
Over nearly a century, we’ve been improving the lives of people everywhere with our science. Since we started life as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry in 1916, we’ve advanced Australia with a range of inventions and innovations that have had significant positive impact on the lives of people around the world.
We work with industry, government and the research community to turn science into solutions to address Australia’s greatest challenges, including food security and quality; clean energy and resources; health and wellbeing; resilient and valuable environments; innovative industries; and a secure Australia and region.

Bronze Partner

The Australian Sustainable Seaweed Alliance (ASSA) is the peak body for commercial seaweed industry development in Australia. ASSA’s mission is to scale up environmentally responsible commercial farming of seaweed to provide food, feed and bioproducts. We provide a coordinated voice to represent the Australian seaweed industry and help grow the industry sustainably. ASSA’s founding partners are CH4 Global, the University of Tasmania, FutureFeed, and the Australian Seaweed Institute.

Bronze Partner

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is New Zealand’s leading provider of climate, freshwater and ocean science.

Our purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand’s aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere, and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve the safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.


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