HABs Meeting November 2016

Harmful Algal Blooms research as a focus for the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)

Natta Room L2, IMAS waterfront building, Hobart Tasmania

21 November 2016

Objectives:

  • Share information about current research and existing initiatives on HABS research
  • Identify which observations (IMOS and non-IMOS included) and data sets currently available would be important in a HABS forecast scenario, and identify gaps
  • Discuss ways to address the gaps including the role of new sensors
  • Agree on next steps to carry this initiative forward


TIME

TOPIC

CONTENT – KEY POINTS

8.15am

 

 

8.30 am

Welcome Introductions

 

 

 

·         Welcome (Tim Moltmann)

·         Round table introduction

·         Agenda (Ana)

9:15-9:45

Vision

Tim and Ana

·         IMOS Five Year plan 2017-2022 and main drivers

·         Significance of HABS

·         IMOS potential to underpin research into HABS forecasting

·         A vision for a HABS forecasting system

[presentation]

9:45-10:00

Questions

 

10:00-10:15

Morning tea

 

10:15-10:50

Why is it important

·         Overview of HABS around the world and in Australia. (Gustaaf Hallegraeff).

·         Issue of HABS for Tasmanian oyster industry. (Neil Stump)

10:50-11:15

Questions

 

11:15-12:15

What are we currently doing and what are the challenges

·         What are the main challenges to achieve HABS forecasting and can they be solved?

1)      Peter A Thomson

2)      Anthony Richardson

3)      Ruth Erikstein

4)      Chris Bolch

5)      Lev Bodrossy

6)      Penny Ajani

12:15-12:45

Questions and Discussion

 

12:45-1:30

Lunch

 

1:30-2:20

What are we currently doing and what are the challenges continuation

1.       Thomas Schroeder

2.       Rob Johnson

3.       Roger Proctor

4.       Scott Condie

5.       Karen Wild-Allen

2:20-2:50

Questions and discussion

 

2:50-3:05

Afternoon tea

 

3:05-4:30

Where are the GAPS and what do we need to do?

·         Open discussion to ID gaps

4:30-5:30

Next steps

·         International meeting “Opportunities for improving our technical ability to detect harmful algae and their toxins across the marine-freshwater” continuum and for a range of applications

·         What are the next steps?

·         Wrap up

The record for the meeting with the action items can be found here