Monitoring and management of red tides and harmful algal blooms (HABs) - understanding and managing an emerging threat to public health and coastal resources in the Middle East organized by ICM Business Evens, a 2 day conference on 10 & 11th of November 2013-Dubai.
HABs, commonly called red tides, are blooms of algae microscopic (phytoplankton) and macroscopic (seaweeds) that cause harm in many ways. Typically, these impacts have affected human and ecosystem health, fisheries, tourism, and coastal aesthetics, but an emerging threat of particular concern to the Middle East is to desalination plants.
Hence, ICM’s Monitoring and management of red tides and harmful algal blooms (HABs) conference is the only high-profile event dedicated to address red tides and harmful algal blooms (HABs).This conference will be a unique discussion and learning platform in the food safety, environmental, aquaculture, water treatment, and desalination sectors, providing a unique opportunity to meet with international experts to learn about these phenomena.
Extensively researched with International Expertsaround the globe like Dr. Donald Anderson- Senior Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution USA; Dr.Raphael Kudela- Professor of Ocean Sciences,University of California, Santa Cruz,USA;Dr. Hak Gyoon Kim - President of “Science and Governance Aqua-garden” Busan, Republic of Korea;Dr. Jack Rensel- Rensel Associates Aquatic Sciences USA; Dr. Charles Trick- Beryl Ivey Chair for Ecosystem Health, Western University, Canada; Mr. Joe Silke- Shellfish Safety Section Manager, Marine Institute, Ireland;Dr Mike Dixon- Senior Applications Engineer, NanoH2O, Inc.USA; Dr. Muna Hussain-Senior Marine Specialist, Environment Public Authority, Kuwait; etc. The event will act as a platform and will provide an opportunity to learn how to detect, monitor, and manage HABs.
These international experts will be discussing the management strategies that can reduce their diverse and significant impacts on public health, fisheries resources (wild and aquaculture), ecosystem and coral reef health, tourism, coastal development, and the safety, security of water supplies and desalination plants.
This conference will provide a broad scale of information on HABs and the monitoring and management strategies that are used globally to reduce their impacts. With proper understanding of these phenomena and access to resources and expert guidance, cities, towns, companies, and the general public can use and enjoy coastal waters in areas where HABs occur or might occur, thereby protecting public health and economic vitality.
The objective of the conference is to facilitate a safe and sustainable seafood supply by developing fisheries and aquaculture management strategies to minimize the impacts of HABs. This meeting will provide information and guidance so that coastal managers and policy makers can consider HABs in their decision-making processes at local and regional levels.
Another benefit will be direct communication with International HAB experts to obtain information and technical consultancy if necessary.