IOC-FAO Intergovernmental Panel on Harmful Algae Blooms (IPHAB)

The Fifteenth Session of the IPHAB was held 23-25 March 2021 on-line. It in particular discussed the GlobalHAB Research Programme; a Global Assessment of HAB Events; capacity building; Ciguatera, a plan for improved research and management; Improving HAB forecasting capabilities for more effective mitigation strategies; and formulation/endorsement of specific objectives for regional activities.

Previous sessions:

The Fourteenth Session of the IPHAB was held 24-26 April 2019. Details.

The Thirteenth Session of the IPHAB was held 3-5 May 2017. Details.

The Twelfth Session of IPHAB was held 28-30 April 2015. Details.

The Eleventh Session of IPHAB was held 28-30 April 2013. Details.

The Tenth Session of IPHAB was held 12-14 April 2011. Details. 

The Ninth Session of IPHAB was held 22-24 April 2009. Details.

The Eighth Session of IPHAB was held 17-20 April 2007. Details.

The Seventh Session of IPHAB was held 16-18 March 2005. Details.

The Sixth Session of the Panel was held 17-19 October 2002. Details.

The Fifth Session of the Panel was held 22-24 November 1999. Details.

 

IPHAB Chair and Vice-Chair:

Chair: Joe Silke, Marine Institute, Marine Environment and Food Safety Services,  Ireland . Email: Joe.Silke@Marine.ie

Vice-Chair: Dra. Alexandra Duarte Silva, Phytoplankton Laboratory of the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, Portugal. Email:amsilva@ipma.pt

IPHAB-XIII, from left to right: Newly elected Chair Dr. R. Magnien, outgoing Chair Dr. L. Guzman, newly elected Vice-Chair Dr. G. Usup.

The Chair of IOC, Dr. D. Pugh (left) and the Executive Secretary IOC,  Mr. P. Bernal (right), giving the ‘Bruun Memorial Medal’ to Dr. D.M. Anderson following his presentation of the 2005 Bruun Memorial Lecture to the IOC Assembly, UNESCO, 27 June 2005. This Memorial Lecture is given every second year by scientists who have significantly contributed to the understanding of the oceans and the marine environment. Dr. Anderson had been a leading scientist in HAB research for the past two decades.

Adriana Zingone (Italy) and Rhodora Azanza (The Philippines), leaving IPHAB Chair and Vice-Chair, are thanked at the end of the 6th IPHAB meeting held before the 10th ICHA Conference, St Pete, Florida, 2002.

IPHAB-XIII, from left to right: Newly elected Chair Dr. R. Magnien, outgoing Chair Dr. L. Guzman, newly elected Vice-Chair Dr. G. Usup.

The Chair of IOC, Dr. D. Pugh (left) and the Executive Secretary IOC,  Mr. P. Bernal (right), giving the ‘Bruun Memorial Medal’ to Dr. D.M. Anderson following his presentation of the 2005 Bruun Memorial Lecture to the IOC Assembly, UNESCO, 27 June 2005. This Memorial Lecture is given every second year by scientists who have significantly contributed to the understanding of the oceans and the marine environment. Dr. Anderson had been a leading scientist in HAB research for the past two decades.

Adriana Zingone (Italy) and Rhodora Azanza (The Philippines), leaving IPHAB Chair and Vice-Chair, are thanked at the end of the 6th IPHAB meeting held before the 10th ICHA Conference, St Pete, Florida, 2002.