California Current Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Forecasting System SURVEY

Please provide feedback on our prototype HAB forecasting system hosted at CeNCOOS/MBARI. We are issuing nowcasts of probabilities of <i>Pseudo-nitzschia</i> blooms and domoic acid events at http://www.cencoos.org/sections/conditions/blooms/habforecast/latest/. Forecasts (1-3 days) are displayed at http://www.cencoos.org/sections/conditions/blooms/habforecast/latest/. The results of this survey will help guide how best to display these predictions and what ancillary information to include. Our goal is to maximize benefits to the science, management, and aquaculture communities.
    1. Are the nowcasts of blooms and toxin probabilities useful?
    2. Are the forecasts of blooms and toxin probabilities useful?
    3. Is it helpful to know the modeled likelihood of high Pseudo-nitzschia spp. abundance?
    4. Is it helpful to know the modeled likelihood of high toxin (domoic acid) concentrations?
    5. Is it helpful to know the modeled likelihood of high CELLULAR toxin (domoic acid) concentrations?
    6. Is it helpful to visualize offshore HAB probabilities from available models?
    7. Do you frequently consult these HAB nowcasts and/or forecasts to make decisions?
    8. Is the method of displaying probabilities clear?
    9. Is it helpful to view time series of HAB probabilities ("virtual moorings") for specific locations?
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