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Advancing an Integrated HAB Detection and Monitori...

This project will improve monitoring and response to harmful blooms of cyanobacteria and marine algae and a suite of algal toxins they produce that have been documented across the freshwater ...

Developing a Chesapeake Bay HAB Monitoring and For...

This project will pilot a regional monitoring and response network for the lower Chesapeake Bay that incorporates a diverse suite of existing and new field and experimental measurements. It will ...

Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Forecasting

Our offshore HAB forecasts notify coastal managers before blooms reach the coast. Our forecasts identify harmful blooms, location, size and trajectory. Our early warnings provide health officials, managers and water ...

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NCCOS Contributes to 2023 Annual meeting of the Na...

Dr. Suzanne Bricker (l) and Ms. Shelly Tomlinson (r) with Dr. Sandy Shumway, President-elect National Shellfish Association and Conference Manager, at the 115th Annual meeting of the National Shellfish Association ...

NCCOS Assists Response to Ongoing HAB in the Lower...

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) provided a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Event Response award of $6,820 to the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) to respond to ...

NCCOS Provides HABscope Training for Chesapeake Ba...

Dr. Margaret Mulholland from Old Dominion University (left) and Dr. Kim Reece from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (center, at microscope) test the HABscope system during last month’s training ...

NCCOS Expands Monitoring of More Lakes, Coastal Ba...

With harmful algal blooms (HABs) occurring in the nation’s lakes, bays and sounds, NCCOS is expanding HAB monitoring and forecasting to these smaller water bodies which can be resolved by ...

Special Satellite Algorithm Used to Detect Irish H...

NCCOS collaboration with a major Irish public research university and the Irish agency responsible for marine research led to the successful adaptation of a NCCOS employed satellite ocean color processing ...

NOAA Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Early Season Pr...

Western Lake Erie is expected to experience a lower than average harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer, according to the first 2021 Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Early Season Projection ...

NCCOS Publishes Findings on 2013 Karenia mikimotoi...

Karenia mikimotoi is a toxic dinoflagellate alga with a cosmopolitan distribution and is a commonly reported red tide species. Blooms of K. mikimotoi have caused large fish and benthic invertebrate ...

NOAA Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Early Season Pr...

Western Lake Erie is expected to experience a lower than average harmful algal bloom (HAB) this summer, according to the 2020 Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Early Season Projection issued ...

NOAA CoastWatch (East Coast Region) Offering Secon...

CoastWatch Data Analysis Tool: Sea Surface Temperature. Credit NOAA CoastWatch Are you interested in using oceanographic satellite data in your work, but don't know where to start? The NOAA CoastWatch ...

Improving Detection of Blue-green Algal Threats in...

NCCOS scientists collected samples to provide field calibration data for MODIS satellite imagery products. NCCOS provides these products to the South Florida Water Management District, which uses the imagery to ...

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Bloom Position Forecast

These movies show the modeled bloom position from the date of satellite imagery as of 2024-07-02 to a minimum of 96 hours from time of the model run, using water ...

FAQs

What is the NOAA HAB-OFS?The official source of forecasts regarding harmful algal blooms of Karenia brevis (commonly known as red tide) in the Gulf of Mexico and of cyanobacteria (most ...

Gulf of Mexico

Harmful Algal Bloom ForecastsIn the Gulf of Mexico, some harmful algal blooms are caused by the microscopic algae species Karenia brevis, commonly called red tide. Karenia brevis blooms can cause ...

Lake Erie

Harmful Algal Bloom ForecastsNOAA provides forecasts for seasonal blooms of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in Lake Erie, typically from July to October when warmer water creates favorable bloom conditions. Western Lake ...

Mixing Forecast

Forecast of the potential for mixing over at least the next 96 hours, to determine whether the majority of the bloom is at the surface,subsurface, or mixed throughout the water ...

Satellite Imagery

Current Lake Erie Sentinel-3 a and b Composited Satellite Imagery from the Ocean and Land Color Imager (OLCI) as of 2024-07-02 showing bloom location and extent. Image credit: The images ...

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