Since 1993 the IOC has conducted training courses on harmful microalgae. In its present format, the course gives accreditation in HAB identification through a practical exam at the end of the course which qualifies for the ‘IOC Certificate of Proficiency in Identification of Harmful Algae’.

The present announcement is to explore whether there is an interest in a ‘Brush-up’ course aimed at participants who have previously attended IOC courses, and/or experienced HAB analysts. The course will focus on species described during the last decades and recent advances in HAB taxonomy.

Indicate your interest by email to Jacob Larsen before the end of 2023. If there is sufficient interest, the IOC Science and Communication Centre on Harmful Algae, University of Copenhagen, Denmark will seek to organize a one-week brush-up course in 2024.