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

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One year on the web

Nordic Microalgae this week celebrates one year on the web after the launch on 30 June 2011. Usage of the web site is steadily increasing. We now have 1500-2000 visitors per month. Returning visitors are 46% of total since the launch. Visitors are from 129 countries.

The numbers of contributors of images and video are at present 39 and the number of images is 895 We would like to thank eveyone who contributes and all partners involved in Nordic Microalgae. We also welcome new contributors. The species list and synonym lists etc. will be updated in autumn 2012.

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