International and Statewide Symposia on Anchialine Ecosystems:
HWF is co-hosting the 5th International Symposium for Anchialine Ecosystems or “5ISAE” in Kona November 2022, along with staff and volunteers from The Nature Conservancy, the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR)’s Division of Aquatics Resources and Hawaiʻi State Parks, and members of the Hui Loko network (Hawaiʻi Island fishpond and anchialine pool working group).
This symposium will bring experts together from around the world and across Hawaiʻi Nei to build and share knowledge, stories, and research on anchialine fauna, habitats, water chemistry and restoration efforts.
Past ISAE events have been hosted across the Atlantic seaboard but never in the Pacific region.
- 4ISAE was hosted in Lanzarote, Spain (2018)
- 3ISAE in Mérida, México (2015)
- 2ISAE in Croatia (2012)
- 1SAE in Mallorca, Spain (2009)
Previous statewide Hawai‘i anchialine pool symposia have been hosted on Hawai‘i Island in 2008 by the National Park Service at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Division Meeting and in 2016 by the DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources. We look forward to bringing these two diverse groups together for this upcoming 5ISAE event!
We are currently seeking sponsors and in-kind donations to support student travel stipends, marketing, and hospitality (field trips and food) for this event! Please share this web page and beautiful flyer with whomever we may have missed in the anchialine world.
Me ka mahalo / with gratitude / muchísimas gracias / köszönjük / grazie / merci beaucoup,
5ISAE Organizing Hui (Committee)