NCMA course draws international participation


Participants from Norway, Canada, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Brazil, South Africa, and the U.S. have come to Maine for the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota's weeklong, laboratory intensive course in algal culturing techniques. The course, which began on Monday June 9, is being taught at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. Leading algal scientists from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington are using a combination of lectures, laboratories, fieldwork and tours to instruct participants in all aspects of algal culturing techniques. The group will be at Bigelow Laboratory on Friday June 13. Topics that will be covered over the five days are relevant for those interested or working in the fields of aquaculture, biotechnology, and biofuels.