NCCOS Scientists Collaborate with GLERL and University Researchers for Improved HAB Forecasting.
From June 4 – 6, Researchers from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) met with Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) and regional university scientists from Heidelberg University, University of Toledo, Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan at the International Great Lakes Conference in Lafayette, IN. Participants developed new collaborative efforts to detect and understand harmful algal blooms (HABs), with focused discussions about the 2011 and 2012 blooms along with NCCOS’ weekly and seasonal forecasts of these blooms. The goal of these discussions is to improve monitoring and enhance the accuracy of future forecasts, as well as shed continued light on the role nutrients play in the bloom cycle. For more information, contact Richard.Stumpf@noaa.gov
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