The South Carolina Algal Ecology Laboratory (SCAEL) was formed in 2001 out of a unique partnership between the University of South Carolina's Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences and the Marine Resources Research Institute (MRRI) of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The SCAEL is located at the Hollings Marine Laboratory and the MRRI within the Fort Johnson Research Community in Charleston, SC. The laboratory, currently under direction of Dr. Dianne Greenfield (since 2008), has a long history of HAB research and monitoring. Today, the SCAEL is involved in projects covering a wide range of topics including, but not restricted to, HABs. Please visit our 'Research' page to learn more about ongoing initiatives.