Section: Ecology of Harmful Algal Blooms in the North Pacific
  • Acronym: S-HAB
  • Parent Committee: MEQ
  • Established: Oct. 2003
  • Renewed:
    Oct. 2021 - Oct. 2025 (renewed at Intersessional Governing Council Decisions, May 2022)
    Oct. 2017 - Oct. 2021 (renewed at PICES-2018)
    Oct. 2015 - Oct. 2017 (renewed at PICES-2014)
    Oct. 2011 - Oct. 2014 (renewed at PICES-2011)
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Pengbin Wang <algae@sio.org.cn>
    Co-Chair: Dr. Mark L. Wells <mlwells@maine.edu>
  • Mailing List
  • Past Co-Chairs:
    Douding Lu (China, Oct. 2017 - Oct. 2019)
    Vera Trainer (USA, Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2017)
    Shigeru Itakura (Japan, Jul. 2013 - Oct. 2015)
    Hak-Gyoon Kim (Korea, Oct. 2003 - Oct. 2010)
Terms of Reference (2021-2025)
  1. Guide ongoing deliverables to address the goals of IOC’s UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (UNDOS) and the FUTURE science program of PICES.
  2. Contribute to the development of the PICES North Pacific Ecosystem Status Report.
  3. Produce summary reports on east-west and north-south occurrence (similarities and differences) of selected HAB species and new species of concern.
  4. Developing guidelines for quantifying changes in the character, magnitude and frequency of HAB events in PICES Nations related to expected and measured trends of climate change.
  5. Contributing to the development of global HAB research activities including the GlobalHAB status report (ICES, PICES, IOC) and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
  6. Continuing PICES member country data entry into the joint ICES-PICES Harmful Algal Event database (HAE-DAT) to allow global comparison of changes in harmful algal blooms.
News
  • Changes within HAB-S Membership (Canada): Dr. Andrea Locke stepped down as a member of HAB Section.
    7/28/2023 5:52:44 PM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Canada): Ms. Nicola Haigh stepped down as a member of S-HAB.
    9/6/2022 9:49:25 AM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Japan): Dr. Yoichi Miyake is a new member of S-HAB.
    6/17/2021 5:13:52 PM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership (Korea): Dr. Moonho Son is a new member of Section HAB replacing Dr. Weol-Ae Lim.
    5/28/2021 11:34:13 AM PST
  • Changes within S-HAB Membership: Dr. Andrea Locke (Canada) is a new member of the S-HAB Expert Group.
    7/22/2020 4:11:59 PM PST
Members
Dr. Andrew RS Ross (HAB-S, MEQ)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Institute of Ocean Sciences
9860 W Saanich Rd.
Sidney, BC
Canada V8L 4B2
++1 250 363 6800
++1 250 363 6807
Andrew.Ross@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Prof. Charles Gordon Trick (HAB-S)
Health and Society
University of Toronto
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M1C1A4
3062512954
trick@uwo.ca
Dr. Mitsunori Iwataki (HAB-S)
Asian Natural Environmental Science Center
The University of Tokyo
1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku
Bunkyo, Tokyo
Japan 113-8657
+81-3-5841-8798
iwataki@anesc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Dr. Yoichi Miyake (HAB-S)
Environmental Conservation Division, Environment and Fisheries Applied Techniques Research Department, Fisheries Technology Institute
Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
2-17-5 Maruishi
Hatsukaichi-shi, Hiroshima
Japan 739-0452
+81-829-55-3694
+81-829-54-1216
miyake_yoichi28@fra.go.jp
Dr. Natsuko Nakayama (AP-SciCom, HAB-S)
AP-SciCom Co-Chair
Environmental Conservation Division, Environment and Fisheries Applied Techniques Research Department, Fisheries Technology Institute
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
2-17-5 Maruishi
Hatsukaichi, Japan 739-0452
+81-829-55-3676
+81-829-54-1216
nakayama_natsuko37@fra.go.jp
Dr. Setsuko Sakamoto (HAB-S)
Environmental Conservation Division, Environment and Fisheries Applied Techniques Research Department
Fisheries Technology Institute, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA)
2-17-5 Maruishi
Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Japan 739-0452
+81-829-55-3695
+81-829-54-1216
sssaka@affrc.go.jp
Dr. Takafumi Yoshida (HAB-S, MEQ)
MEQ Vice-Chair
NOWPAP CEARAC
5-5 Ushijima Shin-machi
Toyama, Japan 930-0856
(81-76) 445-1571
(81-76) 445-1581
yoshida@npec.or.jp
Dr. Chunlei Gao (HAB-S)
Center for Marine Ecology Research
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR
6 Xianxialing Rd., Hi-Tech Park, LaoShan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266061
(86-532) 8897 7135
(86-532) 8896 3909
gaochunlei@fio.org.cn
Prof. Chunjiang Guan (HAB-S)
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center, MEE
No.42,Linghe Street,Shahekou District, Dalian City
Dalian, People's Republic of China 116023
86-411-84782711
cjguan@nmemc.org.cn
Dr. Hao Guo (HAB-S)
National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center (NMEMC), MEE
42 Linghe St., Shahekou District
Dalian, Liaoning
People's Republic of China 116023
(86-411) 8478-3228
(86-411) 8478-4210
hguo@nmemc.org.cn
Dr. Qiufen Li (HAB-S)
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS
106 Nanjing Rd., Shinan District
Qingdao, Shandong
People's Republic of China 266071
(86-532) 85836341-809
(86-532) 85811514
liqf@ysfri.ac.cn
Prof. Douding Lu (HAB-S)
Marine Ecosystem and Biogeochemistry
Second Institute of Oceanography, MNR
36 Baochubei Rd.
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
People's Republic of China 310012
(86-571) 8196-3209
(86-571) 88071539
doudinglu@sio.org.cn
Dr. Mengmeng Tong (HAB-S)
Ocean College
Zhejiang University
1 Zheda Rd., Dinghai District
Zhoushan, People's Republic of China 316021
(86)188 5816 0402
(86-580) 209 2891
mengmengtong@zju.edu.cn
Dr. Pengbin Wang (AP-ECOP, AP-SciCom, HAB-S)
S-HAB Co-Chair
Key Laboratory of Marine Ecosystem Dynamics
The Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR)
No. 36 Baochubei Rd.
Hangzhou, Zhejiang
People's Republic of China 310012
18268861647
algae@sio.org.cn
Dr. Seung Ho Baek (HAB-S)
Ecological Risk Research Department
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)
41 Jangmok-1-gil, Jangmok-myon
Geoje, Republic of Korea 53201
(82-55) 639-8513
baeksh@kiost.ac.kr
Prof. Hae Jin Jeong (HAB-S)
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
College of Natural Sciences, Seoul National University
Gwanak-599, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu
Seoul, Republic of Korea 151-742
(82-2) 880-6746
(82-2) 874-9695
hjjeong@snu.ac.kr
Dr. Kwang Young Kim (HAB-S)
Department of Oceanography
Chonnam National University
300 Yongbong-dong, Buk-gu
Kwangju, Republic of Korea 500-757
(82-62) 530-3465
(82-62) 530-0065
kykim@jnu.ac.kr
Dr. Tae Gyu Park (HAB-S)
Southeast Sea Fisheries Research Institute
National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS)
Younwoon-ri 361, Sanyang-eup
Tongyeong, Republic of Korea 53085
(82 55) 640-4752
taegyupark@korea.kr
Dr. Moonho Son (HAB-S)
Southeast Sea Fisheries Research Institute
National Institute of Fisheries Science(NIFS)
397-68, Sanyang ilju-ro, Sangyang-eup,
Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam
Republic of Korea 53085
(82-55) 640-4752
muno77@korea.kr
Dr. Tatiana V. Morozova (HAB-S)
National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, FEB RAS
17 Palchevskogo St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
(7-423) 231-7107
(7-423) 231-0900
tatiana_morozova@mail.ru
Dr. Tatiana Yu. Orlova (HAB-S)
Laboratory of Marine microbiota
National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, FEB RAS
17 Palchevskogo St.
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690041
(7-423) 231-7107
(7-423) 231-0900
torlova06@mail.ru
Dr. Mikhail Simokon (HAB-S)
Pacific Scientific Research Fisheries Center (TINRO-Center)
4 Shevchenko Alley
Vladivostok, Primorsky Kray
Russia 690091
(7-423) 240-0805
mikhail.simokon@tinro-center.ru
Dr. William P. Cochlan (HAB-S)
Estuary & Ocean Science Center
San Francisco State University
3150 Paradise Dr.
Tiburon, CA
U.S.A. 94920-1205
1-808-640-8552
1-415-435-7120
cochlan@sfsu.edu
Dr. Misty Peacock (HAB-S, MEQ)
Salish Sea Research Center
Northwest Indian College
2522 Kwina Rd.
Bellingham, WA
U.S.A. 98226
360-594-4082
mpeacock@nwic.edu
Dr. Vera L. Trainer (AP-ECOP, AP-SciCom, AP-UNDOS, HAB-S, SG-GREEN, WG-49)
AP-ECOP Mentor, SG-GREEN Chair
Marine Program Director
University of Washington
Olympic Natural Resources Center, 1455 S Forks Ave.
Forks, WA
U.S.A. 9833
phone
verat@uw.edu
Dr. Mark L. Wells (HAB-S, SG-GREEN)
S-HAB Co-Chair
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, ME
U.S.A. 04469
(1-207) 581-4322
(1-207) 581-4388
mlwells@maine.edu
Products
Annual Meetings

Reports

2022, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Session and Workshop Summaries

PICES-2022:
S9, The effects of ocean acidification and climate change stressors on the ecophysiology and toxicity of harmful algal species

PICES-2019:
W18, GlobalHAB: Evaluating, reducing and mitigating the cost of harmful algal blooms: A compendium of case studies

PICES-2017:
W4, Long-term changes in HAB occurrences in PICES nations; the Eastern vs. Western Pacific

PICES-2016:
W2, Conditions promoting extreme Pseudo-nitzschia events in the eastern Pacific but not the western Pacific

PICES-2015:
W1, Contrasting conditions for success of fish-killing flagellates in the western and eastern Pacific A comparative ecosystem approach

PICES-2014:
W3, Mitigation of harmful algal blooms: Novel approaches to a decades long problem affecting the viability of natural and aquaculture fisheries

PICES-2013:
W6, Economic Impacts of harmful algal blooms on fisheries and aquaculture

PICES-2012:
S2, Range extension, toxicity and phylogeny of epiphytic dinoflagellates
W6, The contrasting cases of HABs in the eastern and western Pacific in 2007 and 2011

PICES-2011:
S5, Harmful algal blooms in a changing world
W2, Remote sensing techniques for HAB detection and monitoring

PICES-2010:
S9, Conceptual and numerical models of HAB dynamics
W3, New technologies and methods in HAB detection: I. HAB species detection

PICES-2009:
S4, Mitigation of harmful algal blooms
W6, Review of selected harmful algae in the PICES Region: V. Cyst forming HAB species

PICES-2008:
S3, Species succession and long-term data set analysis pertaining to harmful algal bloom
W1, Review of selected harmful algal species in the PICES Region: IV. Prorocentrum and Karenia

2007 Annual Meeting:
S6, The relative contributions of off-shore and in-shore sources to harmful algal bloom development and persistence in the PICES region
W4, Review of selected harmful algae in the PICES Region III. Heterosigma akashiwo and other harmful raphidophytes

2006 Annual Meeting:
S9, Harmful Algal Blooms in the PICES region: new trends and potential links with anthropogenic influences
W4, Review of Selected Harmful Algae in the PICES Region: II. Dinophysis and Cochlodinium

2005 Annual Meeting:
W1, Review of Selected Harmful Algae in the PICES Region: I. Pseudo-nitzschia and Alexandrium

2004 Annual Meeting:
S5, Natural and anthropogenic introduction of marine species
W5, Developing a North Pacific HAB Data Resource II

2003 Annual Meeting:
W3, Harmonization of data

Symposia / Inter-sessional Workshops

2015 PICES/FORMAS/GEOHAB Scientific Symposium on Harmful algal blooms and climate change

PICES Press

Winter 2020, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 30-32
GlobalHAB: Evaluating, reducing and mitigating the cost of Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium of case studies

Summer 2017, Vol.25, No. 2
PICES/MAFF MarWeb project collaborates with the United Nations program on the development of Marine Protected Areas in Guatemala

Summer 2016, Vol.24, No. 2
GlobalHAB – A new initiative in the HAB community

Winter 2016, Vol.24, No. 1
International Scientific Symposium on "Harmful algal blooms and climate change"

Summer 2015, Vol. 23, No. 2
S-HAB contributions to FUTURE
Mitigation of harmful algal blooms: The way forward

Summer 2013, Vol. 21, No. 2
Harmful Algal Blooms in a changing world

Summer 2012, Vol. 20, No. 2
Completion of the PICES Seafood Safety Project - Indonesia

Summer 2010, Vol. 18, No. 2
PICES Seafood Safety Project: Guatemala Training Program

PICES Scientific Reports

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 59, 2020
GlobalHAB.Evaluating, Reducing and Mitigating the Cost of Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium of Case Studies

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 53, 2017
Conditions Promoting Extreme Pseudo-nitzschia Events in the Eastern Pacific but not the Western Pacific

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 47, 2014
Proceedings of the Workshop on Economic Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms on Fisheries and Aquaculture

PICES Sci. Rep. No. 23, 2002
Harmful Algal Blooms in the PICES Region of the North Pacific 

Peer-reviewed Papers
Boivin-Rioux A et al. Harmful algae and climate change on the Canadian East Coast: Exploring occurrence predictions of Dinophysis acuminata, D. norvegica, and Pseudo-nitzschia seriata.
Harmful Algae. 2022 Feb 1;112:102183. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2022.102183

Emam M et al. Gill and Liver Transcript Expression Changes Associated With Gill Damage in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar).
Frontiers in Immunology. 2022;13. doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2022.806484

Esenkulova S et al. Indications that algal blooms may affect wild salmon in a similar way as farmed salmon.
Harmful Algae. 2022 Oct 1;118:102310. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2022.102310

Esenkulova S et al. Harmful Algae and Oceanographic Conditions in the Strait of Georgia, Canada Based on Citizen Science Monitoring.
Frontiers in Marine Science. 2021:1193. doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.725092

McIntyre L, Miller A, Kosatsky T. Changing trends in paralytic shellfish poisonings reflect increasing sea surface temperatures and practices of Indigenous and recreational harvesters in British Columbia, Canada.
Marine Drugs. 2021 Oct 14;19(10):568. doi.org/10.3390/md19100568

McKenzie CH et al. Three decades of Canadian marine harmful algal events: Phytoplankton and phycotoxins of concern to human and ecosystem health. Harmful Algae. 2021 Feb 1;102:101852. DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2020.101852

Rashidi H et al. Monitoring, managing, and communicating risk of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in recreational resources across Canada.
Environmental Health Insights. 2021 May;15. DOI: 10.1177/11786302211014401

Perceived global increase in algal blooms is attributable to intensified monitoring and emerging bloom impacts, 2021.
Communications Earth & Environment 2, 117

Pelagic harmful algal blooms and climate change: Lessons from nature’s experiments with extremes
Trainer, V.L, Moore, S.K., Hallegraeff, G., Kudela, R.M., Clement, A., Mardones, J.I., Cochlan, W.P.
2020. Harmful Algae 91, 101591

Future HAB science: Directions and challenges in a changing climate
Wells, ML, Karlson, B, Wulff, A, Kudela, R., Trick, C., Asnaghi, V, Berdalet, E., Cochlan, W, Davidson, K., De Rijcke, M., Dutkiewicz, S., Hallegraeff, G., Flynn, KJ, Legrand, C., Paerl, H., Silke, J., Suikkanen, S., Thompson, P., and Trainer, V.L.
2020. Harmful Algae 91, 101632

GlobalHAB: A new program to promote international research, observations, and Modeling of Harmful Algal Blooms in Aquatic Systems, 2017, Oceanography 30(1): 70–81

Review paper, Harmful algal blooms and climate change: Learning from the past and present to forecast the future from PICES/ICES/IOC Workshop on Harmful algal blooms in a changing world, 2015, Harmful Algae 49: 68-93

Related Materials
GlobalHab Scientific Committee (2021) Guidelines for the Study of Climate Change Effects on HABs. Paris, France, UNESCO-IOC/SCOR, 120pp. (IOC Manuals and Guides no 88). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1692

GEOHAB – Harmful Algal Blooms -Summary for Policymakers
R.M. Kudela et al. 2015. Harmful Algal Blooms. A Scientific Summary for Policy Makers. IOC/UNESCO, Paris (IOC/INF-1320.)
Report  prepared by the SCOR-IOC Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms research programme GEOHAB, with contributions from colleagues.
Other Publications

GlobalHAB Status Report, 2021
PICES/MAFF brochure, 2012