June 13, 2019–Mobile, AL
The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and the National Centers for Environmental Information hosted a half-day workshop about harmful algal blooms (HABs) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Gulf of Mexico Disaster Response Center in Mobile, Alabama. Sessions at the workshop addressed the concerns of natural resource managers, commercial fishers, shellfish growers, and tourism professionals. Speakers discussed forecasting capacity and limitations, impacts to local communities and tourism, and regulatory and legislative processes. Scroll down to view videos of the day’s presentations.
Missy Partyka and LaDon Swann, Welcome and introductions
Herb Malone, What does tourism need and when do they need it?
Jonathan Jackson, the NCEI HABSOS portal
David Wiggins, Marine biotoxin management and control
Leanne Flewelling, HAB biotoxin monitoring and management in Florida
Kristina Broussard, The roles of Mississippi state agencies during HABs
Mark Ornelas, the BEACH Act
Kelli Levy, Balancing multiple needs: Human health and local economies