Ecology and Oceanography of HABs (ECOHAB)
ECOHAB funds research to understand the causes and impacts of
HABs and their toxins, which is fundamental to successful management and mitigation. It was authorized by the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Control Act (HABHRCA) in 1998 and reauthorized in 2004 and 2014.
ECOHAB is a national, competitive research funding program with two broad goals:
- Develop information and tools, predictive models and forecasts, and prevention strategies; and
- Learn how toxins are transferred across and up the food chain, including biosynthesis
and metabolism of toxins, and assess the impacts of toxins on higher trophic levels.
Research results guide management of coastal resources to reduce
impacts, and future threats and will feed into other
HAB programs for development
of tools to improve
HAB management and response.
Federal Funding Opportunity announcements for
ECOHAB, as well as
NCCOS's other national competitive
programs (MERHAB and PCMHAB), will be published on Grants.gov. For more information contact Quay Dortch, the ECOHAB Coordinator, at Quay.Dortch@noaa.gov or 240-533-0198.