Sargassum Seaweed management is a significant issue impacting our coastal communities in the State of Florida. Join us in this educational webinar that RFT is jointly putting on with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; where we explore what sargassum seaweed is, how it impacts our coastal communities, what currently is being done to address sargassum seaweed, current research on sargassum seaweed and we explore alternatives for the future management of sargassum seaweed. We have assembled some of the leading professionals dealing with sargassum seaweed to guide us in this effort!
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:00 am to Noon (EST)
Where: Online via Zoom
Speaker introductions and transitions – Chris Snow - Consolidated Resource Recovery, Inc.
Overview of Sargassum Seaweed Issues Facing Florida – Professor Ligia Collado-Videos - Florida International University
Florida Sargassum Seaweed Research - Professor Dr. Helena Solo-Gabriel and Abdool-Ghany - University of Miami
Current Municipal Practices – Mark Almy - City of Fort Lauderdale, Roland Samimy - City of Key Biscayne, Chip Jones - Beach Raker
Texas Sargassum Seaweed Research – Professor Tina Waliczek - Texas State University
Alternative Methods of Disposal and Reuse – Lauren O’Connor - Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Open Discussion and Closing – Moderated by Chris Snow - Consolidated Resource Recovery, Inc. and David Hill - Cycle Logic
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