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Florida’s Harmful Algal Blooms: 2018 Overview and Federal Response

This briefing will focus on harmful algal blooms (HABs) in the State of Florida. Florida has more toxic HABs than any other state, from red and brown tides on the coasts to cyanobacteria in lakes. As the lead Federal agency for coastal HABs, NOAA, along with other federal and state partners, has long-term investments in HAB research, detection, forecasting, and response. This briefing will review the extent of HABs and their impacts to Florida's communities and economy, and share advances in detection and forecasting.

Panel Moderator: Michael Jarvis, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

• Tamara Pigott, Director, Lee County Visitor and Conventions Bureau
• Katherine Hubbard, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
• Barb Kirkpatrick, Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
• Richard Stumpf, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
• Ed Chiles, Owner and CEO, The Chiles Group

Date: June 11, 2018
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room: SVC 203-02, Capitol Hill Visitor Center

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