Harmful Algal BloomS Observing System (HABSOS)

Created: 5/21/2019 - Updated: 2/27/2020

Overview

HABSOS is a data collection and distribution system for harmful algal bloom (HAB) information in the Gulf of Mexico. The goal of HABSOS is to provide environmental managers, scientists, and the public with a data driven resource for HAB events. Cell counts and environmental information are combined into a single product and distributed on a map powered by ArcGIS. HABSOS strives to provide the most accurate picture of harmful algal bloom location and quantity by using the latest sample data available.  

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Organization(s)

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.

Keywords

Sector Addressed
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Water quality
Type of Tool
Data Sources (processing, management, collection)
Habitat/Biome Type
Marine
Aquatic