Modelling and Prediction of Harmful Algal Blooms (18-21 May 2020, in Glasgow)

Abstract submission is open for a forthcoming international workshop on Modelling and Prediction of Harmful Algal Blooms, to be held 18-21 May 2020, in Glasgow, UK. More information is available at


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 3.5-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; and 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 additional support from NOAA IOOS, and other partners to be confirmed.


We seek a broad range of participants across countries, career stages, and areas of expertise, and warmly invite requests for individual travel support, although we may not be able to honour all such requests. The deadline for abstract submission/registration is 15 Dec 2019.


We look forward to hearing from you! Please circulate this announcement widely.

- Neil Banas, on behalf of the steering committee and GlobalHAB SSC