During this webinar, we will present a quick overview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Prevention, Control and Mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (PCMHAB) program. This overview of PCMHAB will provide context to our description of the new NOAA notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) available to institutions affiliated with Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units in which NOAA is a member partner.
NOAA expects to fund through this NOFO the development and implementation of an idea incubator that will solicit and support the assessment of novel technologies that can be used to control the formation and spread of harmful algal blooms (HABs). The incubator will also be expected to create a clearinghouse of accepted methodologies and the related regulatory requirements to help resource managers addressing HABs identify and expedite the implementation of those technologies that would be most effective for the respective HABs. After the PCMHAB overview and the description of the NOFO, we will be available to answer questions from participants that may be interested in applying to this funding announcement.