09–14 October 2016
Florianópolis • Santa Catarina • Brazil


ISSHA will offer a limited number of travel awards for students and postdoctoral investigators to attend the 17th ICHA, limited to a maximum of USD 1,000 each one.

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate that other sources of funds are available to supplement their award. Criteria for selection and information to be included in the application letter can be found on the ISSHA website. The deadline for receipt of applications will be May 15th 2016.”

ISSHA members are invited to submit nominations for the Yasumoto Lifetime Achievement Award and the Patrick Gentien Young Scientist Award.

Any ISSHA member in good standing may submit nominations for either achievement award, which should include a description of the nominee’s contribution. Please, make sure that you and your nominee have renewed your memberships for the period 2015-2016.

Further information on the appropriate profile of the nominees can be found at ISSHA website. The deadline will be May 15th 2016.

Students are the future of the Society, and ISSHA wishes to promote their contributions during the ICHA.

The name of this award was given to honor Dr. Maureen Keller (1954-1999), from the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (USA), for her contribution to the ecology and physiology of harmful algal species and her dedication to laboratory cultures during her short career.

The Maureen Keller Award is given to outstanding graduate student oral and poster communications at the ICHA. Conference participants are chosen in advance to review students’ presentations. The evaluations are processed by the ISSHA Awards Committee and awardees are announced at the closing ceremony at the 17th ICHA.

ISSHA auctions during past International Conferences on Harmful Algae have been a tremendous success and are becoming a tradition!! It is an opportunity for the conference participants to bid on donated items. The range of items is broad and may include books, signed reprints, photos, jewelery, T-shirts, paintings, algae-related items, liquor, and scientific equipment. The auction items are donated by ISSHA members from around the world. Funds collected during the auction are an important income for ISSHA. ISSHA was able to offer partial travel support to 34 students to attend the Conference in Wellington 2014.

Please contact the responsible person for the auction, Dr. Esther Garcés () about your donations for the auction and the way you are going to transport it. Please, write "ISSHA Auction 2016" in the message subject. You may also include a picture of your item. Items may be sent in advance to Felipe Cintra Braga, Instituto Federal de Santa Catarina - Reitoria, Rua 14 de Julho, Coqueiros, Florianópolis / SC - BRAZIL, CEP: with an accompanying letter containing contact details.