The 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae will take place in Albany, New York on Oct. 23-28. Serving as the only national conference focused exclusively on harmful algal blooms (HABs), the event brings together national representatives and researchers from academia; state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; and watershed organizations. Professionals and students who work on issues associated with harmful algal blooms (HABs) are encouraged to attend.
The symposium theme is “Science to Support Solutions from Shore to Shore.” From freshwater to marine systems, the prevalence of HABs is a national environmental challenge, and solutions are needed. Celebrating this event in New York – the only state with Great Lake shorelines, marine coasts, and the diverse range of ecosystems between these extremes – creates an ideal setting to discuss progress in understanding algal bloom ecology and the solutions necessary to prevent and reduce HABs.
Presentations and panel discussions will include topics such as monitoring, mitigation, and control; toxin detection, biosynthesis, pathways, and effects; and HABs across the freshwater-marine continuum. Field trips to the New York State Museum and a haunted tour of the capitol are also available.
Early Bird registration will remain open through July 8. Final registration closes on Sept. 16. To register and learn more visit the symposium webpage.
NEIWPCC is coordinating the symposium in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Geological Survey with support from the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Please note: NEIWPCC requires all individuals who participate in the U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae to be fully vaccinated in order to attend. See the conference webpage for additional details about the NEIWPCC COVID-19 Policy.