New tools are necessary to manage and mitigate the impacts of benthic blooms on human health and the environment.
P.T. Lim, University of Malaya
L. Escalera, SZN
HABs and Aquaculture
The oyster farms are susceptible to algal biotoxin contamination and blooms that have direct lethal effects on the shellfish
Observation, Modelling and Prediction
New capabilities in observation and modelling will improve the detection and prediction of HABs
O. Wade, Hawkes Bay Regional Council
Biodiversity and Biogeography
Combining modern and classic taxonomy tools and long time series will contribute to identify the factors that determine the changing distribution of HAB species and their genetic variability.
C. Whyte, SAMS
Freshwater HABs and Cyanobacterial HABs
Coordination will help to develop a global perspective in advancing the science and management of freshwater HABs, and cyanobacterial HABs in marine, brackish and freshwater habitats
M. Burford, Griffith University
The most efficient way to protect human and animal health is to prevent exposure to contaminated sea products.
Washington State Department of Health
In the broader picture GlobalHAB contributes to improved management of HABs as an ocean hazard through improved preparedness and early warning systems contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal 11, target 11.5 and Priority 4 and Global target 7 of the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) 2015-2030.
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