Harmful Algal Bloom Resources

SECOORA works with partners across the Southeast to enhance in-situ offshore monitoring of Harmful Algal Blooms using buoys, gliders, and ship-based field surveys targeting key bloom dynamics and use satellite remote sensing to observe surface optical properties. Explore this page to learn about helpful resources and tools for HAB monitoring in the Southeast.

SECOORA Harmful Algal Bloom Initiatives

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are continually becoming a more persistent and widespread issue throughout the Southeast. There are multiple challenges associated with monitoring HABs, as tracking HABs requires assets, multi-agency coordination, and investment in the development and implementation of hands-on and autonomous data collection methods.

SECOORA works with partners at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, University of South Florida College of Marine Science, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI), Florida Gulf Coast University, UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), and Mote Marine Laboratory to monitor HABs. Specific areas of interest include the Atlantic Ocean, West Florida Shelf, the Skidaway River Estuary and even the Caribbean Sea.

SECOORA Investments

Access the SECOORA HAB Plan

HAB Resources