National HAB Observing

HAB Observing Network

Welcome to the HAB Observing Network! The National HAB Observing Network (NHABON) is a key component to effectively and efficiently integrating local, state, regional, and federal HAB observing capabilities and delivering products operationally. The NHABON will: 

  • enable HAB detection, early warning, and forecasting;
  • leverage economies of scale and information and technology transfer between regions;
  • determine baselines and discern patterns/trends to assess the impacts of climate change, eutrophication, and other environmental forcings;
  • be tailored to the unique environmental and community needs of each region; and
  • provide observations to support state, tribal, and national missions of understanding, predicting, mitigating, and managing HABs. 

For more information, click here to view the NHABON Story Map produced by Aaron Shaheen, University of Rhode Island.

HAB Observing Group

Welcome to the HAB Observing Group! The HAB Observing Group (HAB OG) is designed to be an informal community-based coalition aimed at bolstering scientific collaboration and information/resource sharing for HAB observing system operators, data users and stakeholders, technology manufacturers, academia, and government agencies. For more information, click here! 

You can also let us know of your interests in the HAB OG, including suggestions for webinar topics by filling out this form.







HAB Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our first HAB Observing Group webinar on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 3:00 ET! During the webinar, Dr. Greg Doucette (NOAA NCCOS) provided an overview of the NHABON. 

If you missed the event, you can watch the recorded webinar here. To view and download the presentation, click here

Our next webinar will be Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET. Stay tuned for more details!