[Global, USA] Climate change and poor land use have caused explosive growth of toxic algae around the world in recent years, putting more water-treatment plant operators on high alert and increasing anxiety of consumers. Continue reading Scientists: Algae not just Toledo problem, Earth’s water quality in decline
[EU] The Sentinel-2A satellite has been in orbit for only a matter of weeks, but new images of an algal bloom in the Baltic Sea show that it is already exceeding expectations. Built essentially as a land monitoring mission, Sentinel-2 will also certainly find its way into marine applications. Continue reading Sentinel-2 catches eye of algal storm
[USA] NASA today released hi-resolution images of Lake Erie showing the algal bloom in the lake. The algae is the green color in the lake swirling around the western basin.
The images were captured by the Operational Land Imager on the satellite Continue reading NASA releases hi-res images of Lake Erie algal bloom
[USA] In response to increased demand for harmful algal bloom information and data, beginning today, NOAA researchers, and their Continue reading NOAA, partners start early season forecast updates for Lake Erie harmful algal blooms
Slippery, slimy and seriously sordid, algae definitely doesn’t fall into the category of desirable water plants. Yet from space, water bodies overrun with eukaryotic organisms give off an almost ethereal aesthetic. With their soft colours and swirling patterns, algal Continue reading Why is NASA Launching a $3.6 Million Project to Monitor Algae?
[USA] NASA is beginning work on a new satellite mission that will extend critical climate measurements of Earth’s oceans and Continue reading New NASA mission to study ocean color, airborne particles and clouds
(Nanowerk News) An international team of researchers has demonstrated a way to assess the quality of water on Earth from space by using satellite technology that can visualise pollution levels Continue reading ‘Superhero vision’ technology measures European lake’s water quality from space
The eye in the sky isn’t as sharp as it needs to be. Scientists seeking a good look at the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie were hampered when a satellite quit working in 2012. Continue reading New satellite will help scientists track algal blooms
[Global] Weird, wonderful and sometimes toxic algae blooms at sea attract attention. But algal blooms, known as harmful algal blooms Continue reading Freak algae blooms and how they can “fix” as much carbon as a rainforest
Although some kelp beds are vast enough to be visible from space, scientists lack long-term data on these forests of seaweed and how their abundance has changed over time. Researchers — from the Kelp Continue reading Help scientists find floating forests of kelp