ECOHABEcology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms
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The second grant program, MERHAB (Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms), was launched in 1989 with the aim of moving science-based projects developed in ECOHAB or elsewhere into real-world, management-based settings, although it too has issued no new grants since 2011.
Dortch, who manages the ECOHAB and PCM HAB programs, says the Gulf of Maine forecasts will eventually be transitioned into NOAA's Harmful Algal Bloom Operational Forecast System, which already provides forecasts for Karenia brevis blooms off the coasts of Florida and Texas.
brevis interacted with the physical environment," said Matt Garrett of FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, who managed the ECOHAB project.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, and its interagency partners, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR), are seeking applications proposing targeted research projects of up to 3 years duration and, depending on appropriations, multidisciplinary regional studies for 3-5 years for the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB) program.
This research was supported by an EPA Star Award through the ECOHAB Program (R-83041501-0) and a NSF-REU site grant (OCE-0097498) to the Boston University Marine Program.
This work was also supported by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association/NOS (ECOHAB award # NA16OP2728), and is ECOHAB publication #76.
For that reason, the Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms, or ECOHAB, program (Lenes's project at the University of Florida) aims for a comprehensive look at the marine ecosystem, its shifts in species, its temperatures, and its chemistry.
Red tides and/or harmful algal blooms dominated by phototrophic dinoflagellates often have caused large-scale mortality of adult bivalves (e.g., ECOHAB 1995).
This work was also supported by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association/NOS, ECOHAB #NA16OP2728, and is ECOHAB publication #77.
A 50-minute walk from the nearest car park, the Ecohabs Cabanas Arrecifes (a cluster of boutique tourist huts) is burried deep in the park at the foot of the mountains overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Elsewhere in the park, camping sites and "ecohabs"--upscale versions of traditional Tayrona dwellings--accommodate visitors.