HAB science today is founded on studies dealing with a great diversity of topics and harmful organisms, using a variety of continuously evolving experimental methods and approaches.

The major aim of these GlobalHAB guidelines cosponsored by SCOR, IOC UNESCO, PICES and ICES,  is to communicate standardized strategies, tools, and protocols to assist researchers studying how climate change drivers may increase or decrease future HAB prevalence in aquatic ecosystems.

These guidelines represent a first step that will help inform HAB scientists, students, and researchers entering the field, as well as scientists seeking to incorporate HAB studies into existing and developing ocean and freshwater observing systems.


GlobalHAB. 2021. Guidelines for the Study of Climate Change Effects on HABs.Paris, UNESCO-IOC/SCOR. M. Wells et al. (eds.) (IOC Manuals and Guides no 88). Editorial Board: Wells, M.L., Burford, M., Kremp, A., Montresor, M. and Pitcher, G.C.

http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1692 and https://oceanexpert.org/document/29762


The GlobalHAB Scientific Steering Committee