HABs Meeting March 2017

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

Natta Room L2, IMAS waterfront building, Hobart Tasmania

16 March 2016

At the first IMOS and HABs meeting in November 2016 it was decided to select the Tasmanian region as a test bed to explore the possibility of a HAB forecasting and discuss if IMOS would be able to underpin this.

Objectives:

Based on the species priority list and industry needs in the region, explore the status of the models, in situ and satellite observations and discuss a preliminary work plan for forecasting.

 

TIME

TOPIC

CONTENT – KEY POINTS

8.15am

 

 

8.30 am

Welcome Introductions

 

 

 

·         Welcome (Tim Moltmann)

·         Round table introduction

·         Agenda (Ana)

9:15-9:45

Summary November 2016 meeting and ACT meeting

Ana

·         Summary

·         Action items

·         ACT meeting Moss Landing

9:45-10:00

Questions

 

10:00-10:15

Morning tea

 

10:15-11:25

HAB issues in Tasmanian industry

·         Wild fisheries (lobster, abalone, scallop)

·         Salmon (Huon Aqua, Tassal, Petuna)

·         Oysters

·         Regulators

·         Human health

 

11:25-11:45

Questions

 

11:45-12:00

 

Tools available

Ana

·         Forecasting in other countries

·         Oceancurrent

·         SEATas and other model

·         Satellite data

·         MARVL

[presentation]

 

12:00

12:45

Tasmania, a case study

Gustaaf

Scott

·         HABS recent outbreaks

·         What do we know

·         Cause

·         Data available (biology, toxins, etc)

[presentation]

12:45-1:00

Discussion and

Questions

 

1:00-2:00

Lunch

 

2:00-2:15

Species priority list discussion

 

2:15-2.50

Fit for purpose HABs forecasting discussion

 

2:50-3:05

Afternoon tea

 

3:05-4:30

Continue discussion

 

4:30-5:30

Next steps

 

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