Dynamic Systems Analysis sent engineer-in-training, Adam Turner, to Aquaculture 2016 in lively Las Vegas, Nevada.
The triennial conference, presented by the World Aquaculture Society, is the largest aquaculture conference in the world – with nearly 4000 attendees from over 90 countries worldwide. During the four day conference hundreds of technical presentations showcased the many aspects of research being done in the field of aquaculture, such as the biological aspects of aquaculture development, engineering, statistics and economics.
Adam had the opportunity to present his master’s research currently featured in the December 2015 World Aquculture Magazine, in the Integrated Mulit-Trophic Aquaculture session. Adam’s thesis work focused on the hydrodynamic wake properties of scale model fish cages and fish cage arrays, to gain a better understanding of wake velocity, wake topology, wake turbulence and wake recovery. The results of his work are being used to better understand how to place extractive species in aquaculture farms for optimized nutrient extraction.
In addition to the numerous technical presentations, Aquaculture 2016 hosted a large trade show, where Adam had the opportunity to network with other industry professionals and see first hand the latest products and services in the aquaculture industry.
Aquaculture 2016 was located in the beautiful Paris Hotel, a French-themed casino hotel with a half-size Eiffel Tower, on the bustling Las Vegas Strip. Overall the conference was a huge success. We’d like to thank the World Aquaculture Society and the city of Las Vegas for their hospitality!
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About the World Aquaculture Society
The World Aquaculture Society was founded in 1969 as the World Mariculture Society. Since it’s beginning the membership in WAS has grown to more than 3,000 members in about 100 countries representing the global aquaculture community. Through its diverse membership and international networks, the WAS provides leadership for enhanced international communications, collaboration and information exchange. The World Aquaculture Society is a dynamic organization capable of responding to change and is recognized for its professional credibility in aquaculture science, technology and education.