|State of the art in algae early warning systems. International workshop organized by Deltares in conjunction with the CoBios kick-off meeting|
Villars, N. (2011). State of the art in algae early warning systems. International workshop organized by Deltares in conjunction with the CoBios kick-off meeting. Deltares: Delft. 23 + appendices pp.
Coastal algae blooms, monitoring systems, Earth Observation, forecasting, early warning systems
On January 26, 2011 Deltares hosted an international workshop in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on coastal Algae Early Warning Systems. The workshop was held in conjunction with the kick-off meeting of the EU FP7 CoBIOS project (Coastal Biomass Observatory Services).The workshop focused on the current state of the art in Europe in monitoring and forecasting of (harmful) algal blooms in coastal regions. Such blooms can cause problems for ecological and public health and are of concern to coastal water managers as well the aquaculture industry and the tourism and recreation sectors. The existing algae warning systems in the European coastal countries were presented.Additionally, a short introduction was given for two new EU FP7 research projects (COBIOS and ASIMUTH) that will further develop a European algae information system, providing real-time and forecast information on coastal algal blooms.This report gives a short summary of each of the presentations, together with the contact information for the relevant institutes that are involved in each of the coastal warning systems.