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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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
HARRNESS was a decadal plan (2005-2015) designed to facilitate coordination of national HAB-related activities among research and management communities by highlighting and justifying needs and priorities, and suggesting strategies or approaches to address them. This report has surpassed its intended lifespan, and an update is sorely needed to continue to serve as a guide for…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 Provasoli-Guillard National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota (NCMA) is planning to offer the 5th U.S. training course on the identification of harmful algae in the U.S. marine waters. The course will be held from August 19-29, 2020 (travel days should be August 18 and August 30) at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences…Read More
IOC International (‘brush up’) Training Course on Identification of Harmful Marine Microalgae and Workshop on bHAB species
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
IOC Training Course and Identification Qualification in Harmful Marine Microalgae 2020 17 May – 15 August 2020 Copenhagen, Denmark. All information, including a course flyer, can be found following the UNESCO/IOC link: https://www.oceanexpert.net/event/2581. The Course is open for applications until 1 April 2020.Read More