Interagency Working Group to Hold Great Lakes Webinar Discussions

The Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom Hypoxia Research Control Act (HABHRCA) has announced a series of town hall-style discussion webinars regarding harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia in the Great Lakes.  The purpose of these discussions is to initiate conversation between federal partners and their stakeholders regarding challenges, concerns, and needs related to HABs and hypoxia, and their impacts on Great Lakes regional interests and communities.  The webinars will be held on the following dates and times. Please note that the times and dates have been updated since the original publication of the Federal Register Notice.

  • February 9 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm (eastern) – Experts and interested parties
  • February 10 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (eastern) – Interested parties
  • February 11 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm (eastern) – (If needed to accommodate interest and volume)

Persons wishing to attend the meeting must register no later than 5:00pm (eastern) on the evening before each presentation by sending an email to Each meeting is limited to 500 participants and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Individuals are encouraged to submit comments and questions in advance of and following each webinar via e-mail (, or to Caitlin Gould at NOAA, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, SSMC-4, #8237, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.