Ocean Acidification & Harmful Algal Blooms: Defining a Research Agenda

A virtual workshop August 11-13th, 2020

Hosted by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and Ocean Acidification Program

During June and July a webinar series set the foundation for the workshop - a recording of all of the presentations can be found below!

Contact elizabeth.turner@noaa.gov with any questions about the workshop or webinars!


This workshop aimed to determine a few tractable OA-HAB research priorities for potential  inclusion in an upcoming RFP during our time together by identifying:  

  • gaps in OA-HAB research; and
  • potential useful research products that incorporate OA-HAB interactions

  • view AGENDA 



    June 17th                          2pmET

                               June 24th  1:30pmET     

    June 26th    1:00pmET


    June 29th  1:00pmET


      July 8th           1:00pmET

                                            July 10th   1::30pmET

                                    July 13th    2:00pmET

      July 15th    2:00pmET


    Chris Gobler, Stonybrook University

    Raphe Kudela, University of California Santa Cruz

    Hans Paerl, University of North Carolina

    Clarissa Anderson, University of California San Diego; Samantha Siedlecki, University of Connecticut; Jan Newton University of Washington

    Beth Stauffer, University of Louisiana

    Regan Errera, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

    Melissa McCutcheon, Texas A&M Corpus Christi\

    Kris Holderied, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science


    HABs and ocean acidification: Additive, synergistic, antagonistic, or otherwise?

    Synergies Between OAH and HAB Networks: California as a Case Study

    Acidification, eutrophication and HABs in estuarine waters:  What do long-term data tell us?

    Modeling and Forecasting OA and HABs to meet stakeholders needs – Regional Perspectives                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    A marginal sea of variability in ocean acidification and harmful algal blooms in the Gulf of Mexico

    Acidification and Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes                                                                  

                                                                                                 Effects of Ocean Acidification on HABs: A review of what we do and don't know

    Alaska Acidification and HABs: Networking and coastal variability


    Synergies Between OAH and HAB Networks: California as a Case Study

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020

    The US west coast is experiencing increasing environmental stress, as are all coastal regions globally. Unlike some other regions, eastern boundary currents naturally experience large swings in pH and decadal oscillations in temperature, making the west coast an ideal location for observing the interactive effects of multiple stressors as a precursor to our future ocean. California has been proactive in establishment of observation networks for both ocean acidification/hypoxia (OAH) and harmful algal blooms, supported by local, state, and federal programs. Through IOOS, this network also extends to Oregon and Washington, with formal and informal linkages between the Southern California Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS) and the Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing System (NANOOS). To date many of these observations have been only loosely coordinated for HABs and OAH, despite the commonality in observing sites and data requirements. As a result we have pretty good information about temperature and HABs, very little information about OAH and HABs, and almost no information about how these multiple stressors will manifest from plankton, to herbivores, to apex organisms. Using California data as an example, this talk highlights what we know, what we can do to improve our knowledge, and the critical knowledge gaps that should be a high priority for ongoing research and monitoring efforts. 

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