International Research Programs


Research and management of HABs is a responsibility of individual nations, but the global nature of the problem has led to the formulation of many international programs, both bi- and multi-lateral.   


GEOHAB: Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms
GEOHAB is an international, multidisciplinary program that will assist investigators from different disciplines and countries to exchange technologies, concepts, and findings to address issues related to the global ecology and oceanography of HABs. The emphasis is on comparative studies that include observational and modeling components.

IOC Harmful Algal Bloom Programme
The overall goal of the IOC HAB Programme is to foster the effective management of, and scientific research on, HABs in order to understand their causes, predict their occurrences, and mitigate their effects.



Last updated: May 15, 2013