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Lake Erie harmful algal bloom forecast on July 9

Online webinar followed by media Q&A session with lead forecaster
June 29, 2020
Ohio Sea Grant's Dr. Jeff Reutter documents an algal bloom in Lake Erie.

NOAA will release its 2020 Harmful Algal Bloom forecast for Lake Erie on Thu., July 9 during a media briefing hosted by Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory at The Ohio State University.

The event will be streamed online for the press and public. A moderated Q&A session limited to media will follow the forecast. A second Q&A session for stakeholders will follow the remaining presentations. Due to social distancing restrictions, OSU and NOAA canceled the research vessel tour of Stone Laboratory at Ohio State's island campus on Lake Erie.

WHAT
NOAA’s 2020 harmful algal bloom forecast for Lake Erie, followed by related presentations.

WHEN
Thu., July 9, 10:00 a.m. EDT

WHO

HOW
Online (audio and graphics) through Webex, or by phone by calling 415-655-0001, access code 161 124 6852.

Reporters must register hereoffsite link to receive the link to the Webex presentation.

Reporters will be able to view graphics and ask questions online through WebEx. Reporters can hear an audio feed of the webinar by telephone, but telephone users will not be able to ask questions in the Q&A session.

NOTE
Print- and broadcast-quality graphics and video b-roll will be available for download during and after the teleconference.  

Media Contacts:
Jerry Slaff, NOAA, 202-236-6662
Jill Jentes, Ohio State University, 614-937-0072