GlobalHAB (since 2014) is an international programme that aims to improve understanding and prediction of HABs in aquatic ecosystems, and management and mitigation of their impacts, and is sponsored by the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.
Global Harmful Algal Blooms - GlobalHAB - an international science programme that has the mission to:
-Foster international coordination and cooperative research to address the scientific and societal challenges of HABs, including the environmental, human health and socio-economic impacts, in a rapidly changing world. -Consolidate linkages with broader scientific fields and other regional and international initiatives relevant to HABs. -Foster the development and adoption of advanced and cost-effective technologies.
-Promote training, capacity building and communication of HAB research to society.
-Serve as a liaison between the scientific community, stakeholders and policy makers, informing science-based decision-making.