The workshop will begin the morning of Monday 18 May and adjourn after lunch on Thursday 21 May, with optional social events on the Sunday before. The format will be oral presentations in the mornings, with tutorials, organised round-table discussions, and informal discussion and poster sessions in the afternoons.

Hands-on tutorials will include sessions on “Getting started with…

  • … remote-sensing datasets” (Clarissa Anderson, SCCOOS/Scripps and Raphael Kudela, University of California Santa Cruz, USA)
  • … machine-learning approaches” (Androniki Tamvakis, University of the Aegean, Greece)
  • ... global climate model output” (Charles Stock, NOAA GFDL)
  • ... nutrient-phytoplankton-zooplankton models” (presenter to be confirmed)

We welcome submissions of oral presentations (15 min + 5 for questions), poster presentations, and small-group discussion topics in the following areas:

  • Regional problem-solving: linking models, observations, and stakeholder needs
  • Emerging approaches and technologies: physical and ecological model methods and observational capacities that open up new directions in HAB prediction
  • Global patterns and global change: links between HABs and environmental drivers at large spatial scales and on long time horizons
  • Scalable solutions: applications of global models, remote sensing, and other communal resources to predicting HABs and managing their impacts in data- and resource-poor systems

We particularly invite scientists outside North America and Europe, and early-career scientists in general, to propose discussion topics and get involved in facilitating the meeting.