Administration and communication towards the establishment of Seaweeds Australia

University of Wollongong

  • Project code: PRJ-006902

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Thursday, December 23, 2010

  • Project completion date: Monday, April 1, 2013

  • National Priority: NEPI-RD&E to generate benefit across several plant industries


By utilising the services of the University of Wollongong Shoalhaven Marine & Freshwater Centre, this proposed project will formalise the structure, management and communications for Seaweeds Australia, an initiative of industry and research and development organisations.
Administration and communication will be managed by the University of Wollongong, and will involve the following:
• Manage the day to day administrative functions of SA
• Bank accounts
• Contracts
• Consultancies
• Insurance
• Develop a strategy to ensure the long-term funding future of SA
• Encourage membership and update membership database (see Appendix
I: current and potential interested researchers and industries)
• Administer updates to SA website and links or RIS updates to other sites
• Deliver quarterly updates to members
• Administration and facilitation of workshops
• Develop information for SA website at New Rural Industries Australia (NRIA)
• Provide information for quarterly updates to the industry on topics of interest across the themes of cultivation and aquaculture, biotechnology, food & health
• Provide input to governance or other issues that may impact on the development
of seaweed industries
• Convene workshops that build on the established R&D strategies as identified in Lee (in press), and identify funding sources to pursue R&D Scoping, align and map Seaweed R&D skills and capacity in Australia and pursue international resources and collaborations
• Coordinate sessions and encourage involvement at National and International Conferences
• Advise funding bodies, government and industry on research and development Funding


New and Emerging Plant Industries

Research Organisation

University of Wollongong

Objective Summary

To facilitate the development of a new plant industry of commercial potential for Australia by putting formal structures in place for the management and communications for Seaweeds Australia.