GlobalHAB Webinar Series: Modelling and Prediction of Harmful Algal Blooms Internal

Activity Overview

Type: Capacity building and training
, Type: Other
Start Date: June 29, 2021
End Date: November 16, 2021
Venue: Online
Contact: Bingzhang Chen
E-mail: Bingzhang.chen [at]

GlobalHAB have announced an online series of open seminars and discussions starting in June 2021 to address the grand challenge of predicting harmful algal blooms.

This monthly series will be delivered by six experts and the topics will cover size-based models, acclimation models, model validation,  machine learning and more. The participants will have the opportunity to share their local issues with the community, to interact with leading scientists in the field, and to learn state-of-art modelling techniques.

Slack channels will also be hosted to facilitate both online and offline discussions. This webinar series will serve as a precursor for a week-long, in-person EuroMarine foresight workshop that will take place in Glasgow, United Kingdom in the Spring of 2022.

Each webinar will run for 1-2 hours. A detailed schedule is listed below:

29 June 2021

5pm UK

Phytoplankton Community Variability: Some Rules and Rule Breakers

15 July 2021

5pm UK

Using Machine Learning algorithms for HAB prediction

31 Aug 2021

1pm UK

Using the individual-based approach for HAB modelling: from HAB species to shellfish toxicity

21 Sep 2021

1pm UK

Accounting for flexible phytoplankton physiology, and relevance to modelling HABs

20 Oct 2021

5pm UK

Modeling considerations for benthic HABs

16 Nov 2021

5pm UK

Making Useful Models for Forecasting Harmful Algal Blooms

The webinar series is free and open to all, but a one-time pre-registration is required. For access to the webinar links and discussion forums, you will need to join the HAB Modelling and Prediction slack site.

Global Harmful Algal Blooms (GlobalHAB)  is an international programme sponsored jointly by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.