From red and brown tides on the coasts to cyanobacteria in lakes, Florida has more toxic harmful algal blooms (HABs) than any other state.
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 economies, and share advances in detection and forecasting.
Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Bill Posey are co-hosting this event
- 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