Dear colleagues and friends,

To date “HydroMediT” is being established as one of the major International Congresses on novel scientific and technological trends and aspects on aquatic living resources in our region, covering the Mediterranean and its adjacent seas.

It is organized biannually by a highly dedicated Committee on behalf of the:

  • Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment (DIAE), University of Thessaly
  • Department of Marine Sciences (DMS), University of the Aegean (UoA)
  • Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology Department (DFAT), University of Applied Sciences of Western Greece
  • Panhellenic Society of Technologists Ichthyologists (PASTI)

Our 3rd Congress (HydroMediT 2018) is being hosted in Volos, Hellas (http://dimosvolos.gr/?lang=en), with a series of national and international stakeholders as co-organizers, supporters and sponsors. The general fields and the specific topics of the Congress will attract contributions from all over the Mediterranean and its adjacent seas, and their list can be viewed in full on the Congress website, which is updated regularly.

There is an outstanding set of keynote speakers from many fields of the fisheries, aquaculture and seafood supply industry, as well as government agencies, environmental bodies, and biodiversity scientists. We have joined our forces and resources in order to host a series of high profile panel discussions on the encountered thematic and parallel sessions. Our Congress provides an ideal forum for interactions between science, regulators, industry, and the concerned general public, and has already attracted pivotal support from a range of delegates and interesting groups.

The topic of the meeting, “Blue Biotechnology in Aquatic Living Resources”, highlights the importance of novel methods in the secure and sustainable supply of good quality food from the sea. Policy makers, industry players, scientists, and conservationists shall work together as they are all determined to deal with the challenges this growth presents, and to ensure that biomachines in real time make a positive contribution to the sustainability of aquatic living resources in a changing world. Our key note speaker will be the distinguished Professor Achilles Kapanidis of the University of Oxford, addressing on “Single-molecule stories: from biological nanomachines to smart biosensors”, and the different sessions will run from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th November 2018.

If you are a relevant stakeholder, this is an excellent opportunity to take part in the debate and help us to form a solid scientific opinion on our Theme, and explore its technological applications. We would welcome your participation and encourage you to register as our delegate via the main Congress website. Alternatively, you may wish to support our effort as an exhibitor or sponsor and we invite you to view our sponsorship prospectus.

For the Organizing Committee

Athanasios Exadactylos

Chairman of the Congress