What are Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)?
Marine and fresh waters teem with life, much of it microscopic and most of it beneficial and harmless. There are, however, some species of algae and cyanobacteria that cause harm, either through the production of potent toxins or through the accumulated biomass during their “blooms”. Impacts include human and wildlife illness and mortality, ecosystem disruption, and economic losses to coastal communities.
News and Announcements
A collaboration between the IOC and UNESCO, Harmful Algae News is a free newsletter describing recent updates in the global study of HABs, as well as publicizing networking and training opportunities for professionals. The newsletter can be found here.Read More
A timeline of upcoming conferences, meetings, workshops, and other events of interest to the HAB community is available under the “Resources” menu of this website. Information regarding events that have been rescheduled due to COVID-19 will be posted as it becomes available. Click here for more information.Read More
Are you active on social media? Do you want to engage your networks to help with HAB-related legislative action items? If so, contact Holly Bowers to be added to the team (email@example.com). A few times per year members are provided with ready-to-post messaging and hashtags to share on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Your small…Read More
New article collection for the Algal Research Community: Algal Research and Harmful Algae Partner with Data in Brief
Data in Brief is partnering with Algal Research and Harmful Algae to publish an ongoing article collection of data announcements called “Algal Announcements,” which will include: (1) announcements of harmful algal blooms, and (2) announcements of new algal strains; objective is to provide freely available info benefiting researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, water managers, engineers, etc. Additional…Read More
The journal Harmful Algae has recently expanded the types of articles it is soliciting to include several short communication categories: Policy Analysis; Mini-Reviews; Perspectives (for detailed descriptions, see link here), in addition to original research articles, review papers, and book reviews.Read More
The 59th Annual Northeast Algal Symposium has been postponed until 2021. This conference will now be held April 9-11, 2021 in Burlington, Vermont. Please visit the Northeast Algal Society’s website for more information: http://www.e-neas.org/future_ac.phpRead More
The Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) has cancelled the 5th U.S. training course on the identification of harmful algae in the U.S. marine waters, which was to be offered from August 19-29, 2020. Information about the course can be found HERE. We will post an update when the course has been rescheduled.Read More
IOC International (‘brush up’) Training Course on Identification of Harmful Marine Microalgae and Workshop on bHAB species – Postponed
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IOC International (‘brush up’) Training Course on Identification of Harmful Marine Microalgae and Workshop on bHAB species has been postponed. New dates will be announced a soon as possible. Additional information can be found here: https://www.oceanexpert.net/event/2580.Read More