Twelfth Session of the IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms
In view of the global interest in the problems of harmful phytoplankton, and the associated mass mortality of marine organisms, public health problems, and economic impacts expressed through various recommendations of major scientific and regional subsidiary bodies of the intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), the first steps were taken in 1991 to establish the IOC Harmful Algal Bloom Programme.
The Twelfth Session of the IOC Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algal Blooms is taking place on 28-30 April 2015 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
It will review the progress, implementation and strategy of the programme. The session will also serve to identify major ongoing and emerging issues requiring intergovernmental cooperation with a particular focus on Ciguatera, harmful algae and desalination of seawater, a Global HAB Status Report and capacity building.