Wednesday, September 28th 2016








Ballroom ABC


Keynote Presentation:

Act Now or Say Goodbye

Ballroom ABC

Dr. Paul Loiselle  

Keynote Presentation:

Coral Reefs in the 21st Century: Reasons for Both Optimism and Despair

Ballroom ABC

Dr. James Guest

"Snapper" Sessions

Ballroom ABC


Morning Break

Exhibit Hall A

10A. Concurrent Sessions  10:15-12:00

10A. Concurrent Sessions: Coral Conservation

Ballroom ABC


Public Aquariums Take Major Steps for the Restoration of Coral Reefs

Bart Shepherd

SECORE International, USA 

SECORE International, Germany 

Steinhart Aquarium 

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 

CARMABI Foundation 

Aquatic Microbiology, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics 

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium 

Shedd Aquarium  

Henry Doorly Zoo   

UnderWater World Guam   

Resorts World Sentosa 

Xcaret Eco Park

Curacao Sea Aquarium 


Sexual Reproduction of Broadcast Spawners Corals Orbicella Faveolata and Orbicella Annularis

Dominique Barthelemy

Mathieu Coutant

Oceanopolis, Brest, France

Aquarium La Rochelle, France


Project Coral - Developing Protocols for Predictable Broadcast Coral Spawning in Captivity

Jamie Craggs

 Horniman Museum & Gardens

S.E.A Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa

SECORE International, Malaysia

SECORE International, Germany


Call for Help from the Maldives: Transfer of Knowledge as a Helping Hand in Local Coral Reef Conservation Efforts

Nicole Kube German Oceanographic Museum

Aussie Masters: Sustainable Coral Collections from Pristine Reefs

Lyle V. Squire, Jnr.
Cairns Marine
10B. Concurrent Sessions  10:15-12:00

10B. Concurrent Sessions: Business Operations

Meeting Room 1-3


Aquariums in the 21st Century: Meeting Global Challenges with Regional Solutions

Chris Andrews

Merlin Animal Welfare and Development

Merlin Entertainments Group (SEA LIFE Global)


Aquarium Business 2020: New Markets, New Generations and New Opportunities

Elena Kazlas ConsultEcon, Inc

Surviving and Thriving Through Construction of Seattle's New Waterfront

Robert W. Davidson Seattle Aquarium

Breaking the Mold - Developing Creative Diversity in a Husbandry Team

Tinus Beukes Two Oceans Aquarium

The Importance of Mentorship in an Aquarium – Illustrated by the Art of Operating a Life Support System

Tony McEwan

South African Association of Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR)

uShaka Sea World


Lunch Break

Exhibit Hall A

11A. Concurrent Sessions  13:15-15:00

11A. Concurrent Sessions: Life Support Operations

Ballroom ABC 


Effects of Pump Optimizing on Efficiency, Energy Use and Reliability in Life Support Systems

Aldo Van Tongeren ATO Energysaving

From the Source: A Look at Seawater Supply for Coastal Aquariums

Chris Eccles

PCA Global


Greening Up Life Support System Resource Conservation (Water, Energy Usage, Design)

Steve Massar The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

The Complete Picture: Water Quality that Ensures Animal Welfare via Comprehensive Life Support System Design

Andy Aiken

Mark Smith

National Aquarium

New England Aquarium


Sustainable Aquariums of the Future

Phoebe Schenker EHDD
 11B. Concurrent Sessions 13:15-15:00

11B. Concurrent Sessions: Aquarium Education

Meeting Room 1-3


Not Seeds or Leaves: How to Identify and Develop Successful STEM Education in Public Aquariums

Ed Mastro

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

California State University

SEA LIFE Aquarium at Legoland


Effective Practices for Creating Empathy Towards Marine Life

Jim Wharton Seattle Aquarium

Engaging with Audiences - Reshaping the Content Mix

Patricia Filipe Oceanário de Lisboa, Portugal

Investigating Social and Cultural Factors Within Children's Informal Learning Experiences During School Field Trips to Aquariuma

Sarah-Jane Judge

 University of Warwick

National Marine Aquarium (Plymouth, UK)


Development and Evaluation of an Interactive Video Tool for an Aquarium Using iPod Touch-Assisted Augmented Reality

Yumi Watanabe

Ochanomizu University

Waseda University

World Fresh Water Aquarium Aquatotto Gifu


Afternoon Break

Exhibit Hall A

12A. Concurrent Sessions  15:30-17:15

12A. Concurrent Sessions: Field Conservation

Ballroom ABC


Exploring Marine Ecosystems in São Tomé, Equatorial Eastern Atlantic

Nuno Vasco Rodgrigues

Flying Sharks

MARE - Marine and Environmental Science Center

IMAR - Center of the University of the Azores

UNIRIO - Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Biológicas (Biodiversidade Neotropical)

Instituto Meros do Brasil, Curitiba, PR, Brazil


Mysis Shrimp: An Invasive Species in the Interior Lakes of British Columbia, Canada and the Pioneering of a Sustainable Freshwater Fishery

Nuri Fisher

Wonders of Wildlife

uShaka Sea World, South African  Association for Marine Biological Research

Georgia Aquarium


An Intercontinental Live Specimen Logistics Chain out of Antarctica

Rob King Australian Government, Department of the Environment, Australian Antarctic Division

Working as a Global Conservation Network: Linking with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 

Kira Mileham

Katy Duke

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) 

Species Survival Commission (SSC)

Old Dominion University - Global Marine

Species Assessment

The Deep Aquarium 


Collection, Handling and Initial Captive Husbandry of Sphyrna lewini (Scalloped Hammerhead Shark) from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Laura R. Simmons Cairns Marine
 12B. Concurrent Sessions 15:30-17:15

12B. Concurrent Sessions: Public Outreach

Meeting Room 1-3


Aquariums and Science Centres: Main Actors Towards the Blue Society

Florence Huron 

World Ocean Network, International 

Aquarium Finisterrae, Spain

Cedepesca, Argentina 

Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer, Boulogne sur Mer, France

International Aquarium Network


Growing the Reach and Impact of World Oceans Day with and for Aquariums

Bill Mott The Ocean Project

Is There a Future for Aquariums?  A Prospective Attempt to Perpetuate Our Activity

Philippe de Lacaze Clear Reef International