New National HAB Program Will Make Tech, Strategies Useful to End Users
The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) announces a new competitive research program on Prevention, Control, and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCM HAB). PCM HAB will transition promising technologies and strategies for prevention, control, and mitigation, arising from these and other HAB research programs, to end-users.
This third national competitive program is a companion to the two existing National harmful algal bloom (HAB) programs, Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) and Monitoring and Event Response of Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB). Both are already implemented under the authorities of the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (HABHRCA) of 1998, as reauthorized in 2004. More information is provided in the Federal Register Notice http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-10187.htm.
This third National HAB Program will yield many benefits for public health and resource managers and for residents, resource users, businesses, and other stake holders in at-risk and affected coastal communities. NCCOS expects to issue a funding announcement in the near future for all three programs.
For more information, contact Quay Dortch at (301) 713-3338 x157 or Quay.Dortch@noaa.gov.