Forecasting the risk of harmful algal blooms

Type Article
Date 2016-03
Language English
Author(s) Davidson Keith1, Anderson Donald M.2, Mateus Marcos3, Reguera Beatriz4, Silke Joe5, Sourisseau Marc6, Maguire Julie7
Affiliation(s) 1 : Scottish Assoc Marine Sci, Scottish Marine Inst, Oban PA37 1QA, Argyll, Scotland.
2 : Woods Hole Oceanog Inst, Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA.
3 : Univ Lisbon, Inst Super Tecn, MARETEC, Ave Rovisco Pais, P-1049001 Lisbon, Portugal.
4 : IEO, Subida Radio Faro 50, Vigo 36390, Spain.
5 : Inst Marine, Oranmore, Galway, Ireland.
6 : IFREMER, Lab Ecol Pelag, Ctr Bretagne, ZI Pointe Diable,CS 10070, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
7 : Daithi OMurchu Marine Res Stn, Bantry, Cork, Ireland.
Source Harmful Algae (1568-9883) (Elsevier Science Bv), 2016-03 , Vol. 53 , P. 1-7
DOI 10.1016/j.hal.2015.11.005
WOS© Times Cited 62
Note SI : Applied Simulations and Integrated Modelling for the Understanding of Toxic and Harmful Algal Blooms (ASIMUTH)
Abstract The “Applied Simulations and Integrated Modelling for the Understanding of Harmful Algal Blooms” (Asimuth) project sought to develop a harmful algal bloom (HAB) alert system for Atlantic Europe. This was approached by combining, at a national or regional level, regulatory monitoring phytoplankton and biotoxin data with satellite remote sensing and other information on current marine conditions, coupled with regional scale models that included a representation of HAB transport. Synthesis of these products was achieved by expert interpretation within HAB risk alert bulletins that were prepared on a regular basis (typically weekly) for use by the aquaculture industry. In this preface to the Asimuth Special Issue we outline the main HAB species of concern in the region and the strengths and limitations of different methodologies to provide early warning of their blooms.
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