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Final Report - HABIT (Harmful Algal Bloom species in Thin Layers)

Project ID: 3932
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This is the final report for the HABIT project which researched the development and dispersion of harmful algal bloom (HAB) populations in sub-surface microlayers. It investigated the genus of phytoplankton (Dinophysis) that harms the economic development of European coastal zones by contaminating filter feeding shellfish with diarrhoeic shellfish poisons (DSP). The report opens with the project's objectives, significant findings and methodologies. It discusses the sub-surface, thin micro-layers where the genus lives, including maintenance of these thin layers. A section of the report is reserved for modelling approaches and model outputs in different parts of the world. Importantly, the report addresses prediction of DSP events, outlines the added value of the project and offers recommendations for future work. A comprehensive list of references ensues at the end.

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