Five-year NOAA cooperative agreement has been renewed!

EBL has been monitoring phytoplankton, with an emphasis on Harmful Algal Bloom species, at the Monterey Wharf for over a decade! These data feed into the larger HABMAP initiative that provides a weekly snapshot of HAB activity along the California coast. We are part of The Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System which has received a 5-year renewal from NOAA’s U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Office to continue this work and expand monitoring capabilities.