Global Harmful Algal Blooms

Abstract submission is now open for the GlobalHAB Workshop on Modelling and Prediction of Harmful Algal Blooms, co-sponsored by IOC-SCOR GlobalHAB, EuroMarine European Research Network, NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)  and the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). The workshop will be held at University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, 9-13 May 2022.


The workshop (postponed from 2020 because of the Covid pandemic) 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; and 3) help scientists and technologists develop creative approaches to meeting the needs of coastal communities, governments, and industry worldwide. Sessions will include:

  • Regional problem-solving: linking models, observations, and stakeholder needs
  • Emerging approaches and technologies: physical and ecological model methods and observational capacities that open up new directions in HAB prediction
  • Global patterns and global change: links between HABs and environmental drivers at large spatial scales and on long time horizons
  • Scalable solutions: applications of global models, remote sensing, and other communal resources to predicting HABs and managing their impacts in data- and resource-poor systems

A priority for this workshop is inclusivity and balance in terms of national origin and career stage. We are able to waive registration fees and cover travel costs for a number of participants in support of this goal. Since the workshop is focused on discussion and small-group, informal interaction, it will not be possible to join it remotely, but we hope to make a number of presentations and other resources freely available online afterwards.

For more information and to submit an abstract, please see (If your abstract was accepted for the postponed 2020 version of the workshop it will be accepted again, but please re-register your interest at the link above.) Abstract submission closes 14 Nov 2021.