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The 2022 Gulf of Maine HAB Science Symposium will be held February 15-16, sponsored and hosted by the Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health (WHCOHH). This meeting brings together individuals with interests in HAB management and research in New England states and Canadian maritime provinces, including representatives from federal, state and local management agencies, industry groups, and academia.   This meeting is supported by the Community Engagement Core of the WHCOHH through grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF OCE-1841811) and the National Institute of Environmental Health (NIEHS  P01ES028949), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration MERHAB program (NA19NOS478018).

We welcome your feedback on the meeting agenda and format!  Please send suggestions & questions to Mindy Richlen.

February 15, 2022

12:30 to 12:45 pmIntroduction

Welcome & agenda review
Mindy Richlen/Don Anderson/Mike Brosnahan/Dennis McGillicuddy, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)
12:45 to 1:15 pmPlenary talk

Importance of Water Mass Fluxes to the Gulf of Maine
David Townsend, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences
1:15 to 1:30 pmRegional Updates & Observations

1. Spatial and temporal patterns of HABs and toxicity in ME
Kohl Kanwit/Bryant Lewis/David Miller, Maine Department of Marine Resources (ME DMR)
1:30 to 1:45 pm2. Biotoxins and Shellstock Monitoring Components of the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP)
Kimberly Justason/Joe Boutilier, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
1:45 to 2:00 pm3. Spatial and temporal patterns of HABs and toxicity in NH
Chris Nash/Brooke Dejadon, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NH DES)
2:00 to 2:15 pm4. Rhode Island 2021 HAB Update
David Borkman, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM)
2:15 to 2:30 pmBreak
2:30 to 2:45 pmRegional Updates & Observations (continued)

5. Spatial and temporal patterns of HABs and toxicity in MA
Jeff Kennedy/Christian Petitpas/Terry O’Neil /Melissa Campbell, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF)
2:45 to 3:00 pm6. Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) surveys
Scott Libby (Batelle) and Dan Codiga (MWRA)
3:00 to 3:15 pm7. Pseudo-nitzschia dynamics in the GOM region
Kate Hubbard and Christina Chadwick (FL FWRI)
3:15 to 3:30 pm
Regional Perspective: forecasting and model updates

GOM regional retrospective for 2021
Yizhen Li, Rick Stumpf, Steve Kibler (NOAA NCCOS)
3:30 to 3:45 pm
HAB index update
Don Anderson and Judy Kleindinst (WHOI)
3:45 to 4:00 pm
2021 Hydromet Review; 2022 Outlook & NWS Future Plans
Jason Elliott (NOAA NWS)
4:00 to 4:30 pm
Group discussion, Q&A
4:30 pmWrap-up and adjourn

February 16, 2022

12:30 to 12:45 pmWelcome and Comments
12:45 to 1:15 pmPlenary talk

Long Island HABs in the context of climate change and implications for regional HABs in the future
Chris Gobler, Stony Brook University
1:15 to 1:30 pmNOAA programs update

Marc Suddleson/Maggie Broadwater, NOAA NCCOS
1:30 to 1:45 pmEmerging HAB issues and technologies

Karenia mikimotoi in Cape Cod Bay
Malcolm Scully, WHOI
1:45 to 2:00 pmInvasive seaweed in New England (Dasysiphonia japonica)
Nicole Corbett, Popponesset Water Stewardship Alliance
2:00 to 2:15 pmImpacts of HABs on oysters
Matthew Harke, GMGI
2:15 to 2:30 pmSpatio-temporal dynamics of Margalefidinium polykrikoides rust tides and impacts on Rhode Island oyster farms
Skylar Bayer, Roger Williams University
2:30 to 2:45 pmGroup discussion, Q&A
2:45 to 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 to 3:15 pmObserving and Forecasting

PSP Forecasting
Nick Record, Bigelow
3:15 to 3:30 pmLightDeck Algal Toxin Detection in Freshwater and Shellfish
Sarah Bickman, LightDeck Diagnostics
3:30 to 3:45 pmProgressing Towards a National Harmful Algal Bloom Observing Network (NHABON)
Greg Doucette, NOAA NCCOS
3:45 to 4:00 pmHarmful Algal Bloom Observing Network – New England (HABON-NE) updates
Mike Brosnahan, WHOI
4:00 to 4:15 pmHABhub Data Portal Update, Northeast HAB Website Update
Mindy Richlen/Ethan Andrews/Mike Brosnahan, WHOI
4:15 to 4:45 pmPanel discussion
Opportunities & future directions; Quay Dortch, NOAA NCCOS
4:45 pmWrap-up & Adjourn