If you plan to attend the ICHA17 meeting in October in Florianópolis, Brazil, then you may wish to attend the Town Hall meeting on GlobalHAB, the new international SCOR-IOC program for the study of HABs launched in January 2016.
GlobalHAB follows the legacy of the former GEOHAB program, incorporating new themes, as was recommended by the international scientific community at the GEOHAB Open Science Meeting in Paris, April 2013.
The overall goal of the new programme is to foster activities to stimulate scientific advances leading to a better understanding of harmful algal blooms and to contribute to the mitigation of their impacts. Members of the GlobalHAB SSC will present the programme and how it is expected to develop over the next decade, as well as the specific activities proposed for the next three years. The international HAB research community is invited to actively engage in GlobalHAB. Thus, the Town Hall is a fantastic opportunity to discus the Scientific and Implementation Plan of the new programme, and to identify ways of dynamic participation.
The Town Hall meeting will:
This session will help make the new programme relevant to contemporary and future research, funding, and management priorities, continuing to ensure an international approach based on science.