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Second HABs Webinar Scheduled

Posted by: GLOS_Admin January 3, 2018
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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST

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This webinar will feature two presentations about HABs technology.

1)  California Harmful Algal Risk Management system, Clarissa Anderson, Director, SCCOOS. The Southern California Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS) assists area managers and scientists with data management tools to track and forecast the presence of harmful algal blooms. This presentation will describe how the C-HARM system was developed and is presently used in coastal California.

 

2) Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN). Erin Urquhart, Postdoctoral Fellow, USEPA Office of Research and Development. CyAN is a multi-agency project among the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and EPA to develop an early warning indicator system using historical and current satellite data to detect algal blooms in U.S. freshwater systems. This research supports federal, state, and local partners in their monitoring efforts to assess water quality to protect aquatic and human health. This presentation will highlight a new method which assesses temporal change in surface area extent of CyanoHABs in freshwater lakes across the continental US.

Erin Urquhart, USEPA Office of Research and Development, Cyanobacteria Assesment Network (CyAN)  CyAN is a multi-agency project among the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and EPA to develop an early warning indicator system using historical and current satellite data to detect algal blooms in U.S. freshwater systems. This research supports federal, state, and local partners in their monitoring efforts to assess water quality to protect aquatic and human health.

As part of an initiative to learn more about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) activities outside the Great Lakes, the Great Lakes Observing System and LimnoTech are hosting several webinars.  Presentations will feature HABs data management projects from other NOAA IOOS regional associations and others from around the country.