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Become a member

The overall benefit is to be in a position to promote the study of harmful algae by implementing the objectives of the Society, as outlined in Article 5 of the Statutes. More specifically, the membership benefits are summarized, below.

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Benefits of ISSHA Membership

  • Receive a registration discount for the International Conferences on Harmful Algae (ICHA).
  • Purchase inexpensive proceedings of the International Conference on Harmful Algae when edited by ISSHA, through the ISSHA web shop.
  • 40% reduction on prices of ISSHA books and CD
  • Be a part of a Society that will:
    • sponsor the International Conferences on Harmful Algae (ICHA);
    • support student travel to ICHA;
    • write letters of support for specific needs of HAB researchers;
    • foster specific research directions;
    • identify special topics to be addressed;
    • implement special projects;
    • promote public awareness of the social, economic and ecological effects caused by harmful algae;
    • organize "virtual conferences" on the Internet;
    • support the implementation of training courses and workshops that will advance the needs of Society members;
    • offer achievement awards in the field of harmful alga research.
  • Access information on the ISSHA website, including:
  • Use the Members' Discussion Forum to discuss Society and HAB-related issues, promote Society activities, and advertise available grants and job openings (posted on Job Ads if sent to ISSHA's secretary).
  • Access information from and provide information to a special ISSHA section of Harmful Algae News, an IOC publication distributed to over 2000 people worldwide.
  • Communicate with the membership using the ISSHA mailing list.
  • Propose and support regional initiatives for HAB research, with the backing of the Society.
  • As a member of ISSHA you have the possibility of making donations to ISSHAs achievement awards, ISSHAs student presentation award and ISSHAs travel award. Donations are made through the ISSHA web shop

We welcome your membership. Please use the link below to fill out the on-line membership registration form.You will be directed to a secure page to pay for the membership (using PayPal).

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Nominations for council elections at ICHA18


Nominations of candidates for ISSHA executive and council elections at ICHA17 are invited by June 15 2018.

IOC Qualifications in identification and enumeration of harmful microalgae


Now open for application

Deadline 1 april 2018.

More information here.

Harmful Algae News 25 years


Anniversary Special Issue: HAN 59 now online @

Two HAB sessions at ASLO 2018 summer meeting


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