(Now Closed) Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub Hosts Webinar March 15th to Develop an NSF RCN Proposal

The Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub (MBDH) plans to develop an NSF RCN proposal to address community needs, and we are interested in input from academic researchers, government agency staff, nonprofits, and industry partners to ensure we have cross-sector engagement. There will be additional opportunities for input and collaboration discussions over the next few weeks.

MBDH will be hosting a Collaboration Cafe webinar on March 15th, which will be focused on developing a research proposal, with the goal of building a community around water data and cyber infrastructure.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

3:00–4:00 p.m. CT
4:00–5:00 p.m. ET

Topic: Building New Data Science Collaborations in the Midwest

Zoom registration link


John MacMullen
MBDH Executive Director

2023 Harmful Algal Blooms Webinar Series Calendar

Date Speaker Affiliation Topic
February 1st Donna Hill USEPA Toxins Associated w/ Freshwater HABs & Mammalian Health Effect
April 5th Jeanine Refsnider

Alba Argerich
University of Toledo

University of Missouri
Effects of Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms on Wildlife Health

Lessons Learned from 30 Years of Community Science- The Lakes of Missouri Volunteer Program
June 7th James Cotner

John Lenhart
University of Minnesota

Ohio State University


Use of Activated Carbon for Cyanotoxin Treatment
August 2nd Adam Heathcote

Katherine Canfield
Science Museum of Minnesota


October 4th Grace Wilkinson

Ann St. Amand
University of Wisconsin, Madison

PhycoTech, Inc.

December 6th Gina LaLiberte

Anna Boegehold

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research


Upcoming Algal Blooms Action Team Webinar: Wed. February 1, 2023 at 11 AM CT

North Central Region Water Network Upcoming Webinar:
Toxins Associated with Fresh Water Harmful Algal Blooms and Their Mammalian Health Effects
Wednesday February 1, 2023 11:00 AM CT/ 12:00 PM ET  

Algal Bloom Action Team Webinar Series

 The Algal Bloom Action Team is hosting its first webinar of 2023 on Wednesday, February 1st. This webinar will feature Donna Hill with the Office of Research and Development with the US EPA. Hill will provide an overview of health effects seen in humans and animals from freshwater cyanotoxin blooms. Completed and planned cyanotoxin research in their EPA lab will also be outlined.

The Algal Bloom Action Team is a collaboration of water professionals, researchers, and educators from the national network of Water Resources Research Institutes, the North Central Region Water Network, and Cooperative Extensions from the 12 states in the North Central Region of the United States. More information at northcentralwater.org/habs/.

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