The Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Network (AHAB) was formed in 2017 to provide a statewide approach to HAB awareness, research, monitoring, and response in Alaska. AHAB coordinates a diverse group of coastal stakeholders to address human and wildlife health risks from toxic algal blooms.
- Reduce health risks to humans from HABs
- Identify information needs, data gaps, and emerging HAB threats
- Expand and enhance statewide HAB, wildlife and shellfish monitoring
- Improve effectiveness of and coordination for HAB event response
- Develop HAB event forecasting capabilities
- Improve HAB education and outreach to coastal Alaskans
- Unify and build on existing regional HAB networks in Alaska
- Facilitate a safe supply of seafood
- Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services
- Alaska Dept. of Environmental Conservation
- Alaska Ocean Observing System
- Alaska Sea Grant
- Aleutian Pribilof Island Association
- Axiom Data Science
- NOAA National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
- Native Village of Kotzbue
- North Slope Borough, Department of Wildlife Management
- Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
- University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research
- Sitka Tribe of Alaska
New partners are welcome!
Contact Ginny Eckert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Darcy Dugan (email@example.com) for more information.