NEIWPCC is now accepting abstracts for the 12th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae, to be held October 27 – November 1, in Portland, Maine. NEIWPCC is coordinating the symposium with support from the U.S. National Office for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Abstract submissions are due on Wednesday, May 8, that support the symposium theme, “ONE BLOOM: Unifying HAB Science in Aquatic Ecosystems.” Sessions and discussions will identify and highlight commonalities across diverse study systems and disciplines within harmful algal bloom research. Suggested abstract topics include HAB management, mitigation, and control; emerging toxins and species; public health and risk management; and HABs across the freshwater-marine continuum. Presentation formats include panel discussions, training sessions or workshops, and oral and poster presentations.

The conference is open to all interested parties, with registration opening in March. The event brings together national representatives and researchers from academia; state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; and watershed organizations.

Details about the conference and abstract submission can be found on the event webpage.