Monitor and respond to problem cyanobacteria, algae and weeds in lakes and seas from your desktop in near real-time.
Cyanobacteria blooms pose a serious health threat to humans and animals and are increasingly globally due to pollution and warming climates. Eutrophication has devastating impacts on natural ecosystems and increases the cost of water treatment.
Monitoring remote and large water bodies is logistically challenging, time consuming and expensive. Responding in a meaningful time-frame to events which pose a risk to human health is almost impossible given the slow turn around time of samples analysed in laboratories, and limited monitoring resources. The problem is gone before you know about it. Given the large area of some lakes and seas it’s also easy to miss problem blooms that pose a serious threat.
CyanoLakes offers an online monitoring and mapping service based on satellite remote sensing designed by leading specialist scientists for water and health authorities, water utilities and aquaculture operators. It significantly improves your organizations ability to monitor, respond to, and manage problem cyanobacteria, algal blooms and water weeds in both fresh and salt waters.
Here are three reasons why we think you should use CyanoLakes:
- Seamlessly integrate estimates of chlorophyll-a and cyanobacteria into your monitoring database and existing applications in near real-time using our API – we validate satellite estimates against in situ data free of charge.
- Get summarized health risk levels for cyanobacteria blooms based on World Health Organization guidelines, and nutrient pollution levels based on standard trophic status thresholds, for an unlimited number and area of water bodies, all viewable on an interactive online map.
- Keep the general public informed of health risks with our recommendations for full and partial-contact recreational water sports based on international safe water use guidelines