IOC Science and Communication Centres on Harmful Algae

The IOC Science and Communication Centres on Harmful Algae is an IOC-UNESCO decentralized Programme Office located at University of Copenhagen (Denmark) operated in cooperation with a number of partner research institutions.  

Science and Communication Centre on Harmful Algae - Copenhagen

The Centre in Copenhagen was established in 1995 as a decentralized IOC Programme Office for the IOC Harmful Algal Bloom Programme.

It is established at the Department of Biology of the University of Copenhagen, as a joint activity between the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and this University.

Staff:

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Associated scientific staff of the UoC, Marine Biological Section, the Danish Natural History Museum, and the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences:

  • Professor Per Juel-Hansen
  • Professor Øjvind Moestrup
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  • Associate Professor Niels Daugbjerg
  • Associate Professor Nina Lundholm
  • Professor Marianne Ellegaard

Associated partners in the Centre:

  • Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  • Research Institute Senckenberg, Germany
  • University of Jena, Germany

The  Centre has a strategy with three normative foci:

  • training
  • an international research programme GEOHAB (from 2014 GlobalHAB)
  • manuals & guides

This is implemented through a number of core activites:

  • training courses
  • support to regional networks development of on-line data-bases development -web based learning modules
  • production of a newsletter
  • cooperative research projects
  • curriculum development
  • research activities in relevant fields of harmful microalgae

 



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