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GlobalHAB symposium on automated in situ observations of plankton
Due to the worldwide Covid-19 crisis this activity has been postponed to June 2022.
The aim of the mini-symposium is to bring together experts on, and users of, automated in situ imaging systems, novel sampling equipment, etc. to present methods, and compare results of quantitative analysis of plankton communities. More information will be presented here later. The persons who registered their interest for participating in 2020 will receive information via e-mail. Others should watch this space for new information late 2021 or early 2022.
Preliminary dates for 2022
Monday, June 13 to Saturday, June 18, 2022
Kristineberg Marine Research Station
Fiskebäckskil SE-451 78
Preliminary deadline for expression of interest
February 28, 2022
Modelling and Prediction of Harmful Algal Blooms
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Spring 2022 (dates TBA)
Prediction of harmful algal blooms is a grand challenge that requires multidisciplinary dialogue among physical scientists, biologists, computer modellers, and technologists, as well as community stakeholders and the government and industry end-users of prediction systems. This 4-day workshop will combine oral and poster presentations, round-table discussions, and tutorials in order to
1) increase awareness of the range of modelling and observational tools that are in our community toolbox (or should be);
2) help the HAB community speak with one voice regarding climate-change impacts on the global ocean;
3) help scientists and technologists develop creative approaches to meeting the needs of coastal communities, governments, and industry worldwide.
The workshop is a project of GlobalHAB, with support from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) Competitive Research Program (CRP), NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS), and EuroMarine.
This workshop was postponed from May 2020 because of Covid-19. Additional practical information will be announced summer 2021 at http://habmodelworkshop.sccoos.org. In addition, an online series of open seminars and discussions will be held in the latter half of 2021: details will be announced by June. The persons who registered their interest for participating in 2020 will receive information via e-mail. Others should watch this space for new information late 2021 or early 2022.
GlobalHAB session at PICES Annual Meeting:
Evaluating, Reducing and Mitigating the Cost of Harmful Algal Blooms: a Compendium of Case Studies
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17-19 October 2019, Victoria, B.C. Canada
Over the last two decades, several reports have compiled what is known about the economic effects of harmful algal blooms. However, both the type and amount of available data are limited, and these reports largely have been compiled by marine scientists rather than economists. Most coastal states have neither conducted economic analyses of HABs nor collected data that can be used to generate reliable quantitative estimates of net economic impacts.
This workshop will provide science-based progress towards achieving ocean Sustainable Development Goals. The output will be a guide on best practices for quantifying economic effects of HABs that focuses on establishing connections between HAB researchers and economists. A shorter version of the guide may be prepared for submission to a journal. The workshop also will (1) set priorities for the future, (2) develop partnerships among social scientists, economists and HAB researchers, and (3) hopefully, attract resources to the field.
Vera L. Trainer (USA), corresponding
Keith Davidson (ICES, WGHABD)
Kazumi Wakita (Japan)
The final agenda can be found here
Outcome: The 2020 PICES Scientific Report (No. 59), titled GlobalHAB: evaluating, reducing and mitigating the cost of harmful algal blooms: a compendium of case studies can be downloaded here:https://meetings.pices.int/publications/scientific-reports
Advanced International Colloquium and Technical Workshop on Fish-Killing Algae and Their Effects
A Good Practices Manual to investigate the impacts of Climate Change on HABs
A scientific Summary for Policy Makers on mitigation strategies for freshwater cyanobacterial blooms
GlobalHAB theme sessions and engagement presentations 2018:
GlobalHAB Town Hall Meeting at ICHA17