Upcoming Dates, Funding, and Jobs

Below are lists of upcoming HAB-related dates (events, conferences, etc…), funding opportunities, and HAB-related job openings.

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Upcoming Dates

  • National HAB Observing Webinar
    “Remote sensing, observing and forecast using drones, hyperspectral sensors and satellites”
    September 21, 2022 from 11:00AM – 12:00 PM AK time
    Register for the webinar here.
  • 11th US Symposium on Harmful Algae
    October 23-28, 2022 in Albany, NY
    Registration open until September 16
    (In-person conference)
  • Alaska Marine Science Symposium
    January 23-27, 2023
    AMSS 2023 will be an in-person event that will allow virtual access to pre-recorded presentations.
    Abstract submission deadline: Oct 21, 2022
  • One Health, One Future Conference
    Voices of One Health: Embracing Change & Transformation
    Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2023
    Abstract submission: Oct 17, 2022

Funding Opportunities

  • NOAA Funding Opportunity for Ocean and Coastal Mapping
    The FY2024 Brennan Matching Fund invites non-federal entities to partner on jointly funded ocean and coastal mapping projects.
    Help increase hydrographic surveying and coastal mapping to support: safer navigation, hazard mitigation, deeper understanding of natural resources for sustainable ocean economies, etc…
    Proposals due September 30, 2022
  • NOAA IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Program
    Soliciting proposals for the transition to operations of sensors, data management, and other technical capabilities that will improve our ability to monitor and forecast environmental conditions with greater efficiency.
    One specific area of interest are HAB sensors and sensor platforms including deployment of sensors on new platforms.
    Full grant opportunity can be found here.
    LOIs are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on October 21, 2022.
    Full proposals are due by 11:59 PM EST on January 17, 2023.
    Please contact Tiffany Vance [] if you have any questions.
  • WWF US Arctic Program Small Grants
    Funding ($10-25k) to launch one-year community-led projects that support healthy Arctic marine ecosystems for people and nature.
    Applications due: 15 Nov 2022
    See RFP for more info

Job Openings

  • HABs Program Analyst (contractor) with NOAA-NCCOS
    CSS is hiring a program analyst to support the development of HAB reports to Congress and NOAA’s activities with the Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act (IWG-HABHRCA).
    Location: Silver Spring, MD
    Open until filled
  • Mendenhall postdoctoral research fellowship on HABs (USGS)
    This research will focus on interactions between environmental factors and bloom formation, development, and toxin release. We seek candidates who will integrate molecular skill sets to assess algal gene expression and related cellular physiology, particularly as they relate to toxin production, as well as metabarcoding approaches to characterize bloom communities.
    Funding is available for two years, and applications are due November 1.
    Candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Thea Edwards ( to discuss ideas prior to submitting their application.
Current HAB Alert: High densities of Alexandrium cells were observed by the HAB cruise in the Bering Strait region at the beginning of September. A strong storm in Western Alaska washed up clams along the coast and harvesters are encouraged to stay alert and contact their local health care providers if they experience any of the signs of PSP after consuming shellfish.Learn more »
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