Last updated: 4 April 2016

During the November 2007 Regional IOOS Workshop, the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) Regional Association (RA) agreed to collaborate with entities around the Gulf of Mexico to produce a HABs Integrated Observing System Plan for the Gulf, complete with cost estimates. During mid 2007, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) and the GCOOS-RA initiated an effort to produce such a plan. They solicited assistance from representatives of state and national agencies in the U.S. and Mexico as well as researchers.

This site consists of six major divisions:

The 2004 HABSOS-GCOOS Workshop report is available.

The meeting report from the April 2009 HAB Workshop is also available.

The meeting report from HABIOS Workshop: Now, Next, and the Future 26-28 March 2012 is available.