Red Tide Forum

BIPS is honored to partner with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium to share the annual Red Tide Forum with our local community! Please RSVP at and join us for this free educational program.

Meet experts in a variety of scientific fields as we explore the latest pioneering research in the ongoing effort to mitigate the impacts of the harmful algal bloom, red tide.
Topics will focus on the latest conditions, forecasting and current projects that are vital to SW Florida. The presenting forum panel includes Dr. Cynthia Heil, Senior Scientist and Director of Mote Marine Laboratory’s Red Tide Institute and Dr. Richard Pierce, Senior Scientist for Ecotoxicology and Associate Vice President for Research, Directorate of Environmental Health and Ocean Technology, at Mote Marine Laboratory, as well as Dr. Robert Weisberg, Retired-Emeritus, Distinguished Professor, College of Marine Science, Physical Oceanography at USF, and Director of the Coastal Ocean Modeling and Prediction System, COMPS, the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, SECOORA and member of Southeastern Universities Research Association, SURA Coastal and Environmental Research Program, CERP.

The annual Red Tide Forum is part of the BIPS 4 BIPS Forums & Lectures Series and just one more way BIPS shares our mission to inspire the exploration and preservation of our natural and historic treasures. BIPS 4 BIPS stands for Barrier Island Parks Society for Barrier Island Protection Series and our never ending goal to educate and inspire stewardship of our irreplaceable barrier island assets for future generations. Come Explore With Us! Learn more at



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