Galleries for smart phones and tablets

The Galleries function is now also available for smart phones and tablets. Check out it out at The photograpers personal galleries are found at the bottom of the list.

Image of Chaetoceros debilis winner

An image of Chaetoceros debilis by Wim van Egmond won the 2013 Nikon small world photomicrography competion.



The biovolume information was updated with information from the 2013 version of the HELCOM-PEG list:

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NOMP - Nordic Marine Phytoplankton Group

Phytoplankton specialists from the Marine Research Institute, Iceland, has joined the Scandinavian Marine Phytoplankton Group - ScaMPy. After voting the new name NOMP - Nordic Marine Phytoplankton Group was chosen.

Scandinavian Marine Phytoplankton Workshop

A Scandinavian Marine Phytoplankton Workshop was arranged 26-28 August 2013. Participants from Sweden, Norway and Denmark discussed the biodiversity of marine phytoplankton, possibilities for joint monitoring and data sharing. Improving collaboration related to warnings about harmful algal blooms was another agenda item. The web site is used by the participants who also contribute to the content. Sessions on the taxonomy of marine microalgae was also part of the workshop. The group SCAMPY was established.

Nordic Microalgae in your smartphone

Nordic Microalgae is now available for smartphones and other handheld devices. Visit the mobile version. adapted for smaller screens. At present it has been tested on iPhone, iPad and Android phones.

HELCOM-PEG met in Gdynia

The HELCOM-PEG workshop and training course was held in Gdynia, Poland, 8-12 April 2013.

Sveriges Mikroalgskommitté (Swedish microalgae commitee) meeting in Göteborg 4-5 Mars.

A meeting with microalgae experts from the nordic countries discussed among other things:

NORBAF diatom intercalibration 2013

2013 is the next NORBAF diatom intercalibration – all interested experts are welcome!

  • Samples to be send out ~May 2013.
  • Deadline of counting ~end of September 2013.
  • Workshop: period of okt-dec 2013
  • Auditors: Bart van de Vijver and Amelie Jarlman
  • Welcome with any question/preregistration to maria . kahlert AT slu . se

NorBAF - the Nordic-Baltic Network for Benthic Algae in Freshwater

Get help to identify species on the Forum

Do you have pictures on species that you need help to identify?

Now you may easily upload a Forum image when you add new topic.

Go to Forum and click on add new topic, scroll down to Forum image and add your image.

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