Below please find the recorded morning and afternoon sessions from the 3rd Annual NJDEP Virtual HAB Summit. If you are interested in a particular topic or speaker’s presentation, please click on the agenda below which has been timestamped
per speaker in each session.
As a follow-up to the 2020 Summits, the Department hosted a virtual Summit on March 8, 2021 to share information, updates and progress related to HAB science, monitoring, response, management, treatment and communication. The audience of 250 stakeholders included government officials (local, state, federal), lake and other environmental commissions, watershed associations, environmental nonprofits, businesses, academics, lakes management, HAB treatment experts as well as other attendees from the 2020 Summits.
Click on any of the links below to access the agenda, speakers bios/additional resources and the recordings of the morning and afternoon sessions.
As part of the Governor’s Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs) Initiative, DEP hosted two regional summits to share information and receive feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders including: government officials ( local, state, federal), lake and other environmental commissions, watershed associations, environmental nonprofits, businesses, academics, and lakes management and HAB treatment experts.
In addition to presentations and discussion related to HAB science, monitoring, response, management, treatment and communication, attendees had the opportunity for more in-depth discussions on topics such as funding opportunities, stormwater outfall mapping and HAB monitoring and testing equipment with staff at resource tables.
The first Summit was held on January 28 at the Pequest Natural Resource Education Center (Oxford, NJ) with a total of 75 attendees. Sixty-seven (67) attendees were present at the second Summit on February 4 at the Rutgers EcoComplex (Bordentown, NJ). Agendas for both Summits, with links to the presentations, are found below.