Project ID 2210313072

The goal of the IOC HAB Programme is to foster the effective management of, and scientific research on, harmful algal blooms in order to understand their causes, predict their occurrences, and mitigate their effects. This is achieved through provision to Member States of information and expert advice; training; research to improve understanding of harmful algae ecology, the mechanisms responsible for toxin production and accumulation, and the effect of algal toxins on organisms. Such activities contribute to improved methods to minimize the impacts of harmful algae on society, to appropriate observation systems for HABs, and to protect public health and ensure seafood safety. The Programme also provides the framework for activities on non-indigenous invasive species (NIS).

  • On-going

USD 30,768

Total Project Budget

USD 18,848

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Contribution to Regular Budget 30,768 18,848

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.IOC1 - Member States critically supported in strengthening their capacity to conduct marine scientific research, generate knowledge, and develop and implement science-based tools, services, and policies in order to reverse the decline in ocean health and accelerate the transition towards sustainable management of ocean-related risks and opportunities
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 35%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 25%
  • Priority Africa | 25%
  • Small Island Developing States | 20%