We help water utilities monitor toxin-producing cyanobacteria blooms in their source waters enabling them to become more informed, efficient and responsive


Risk-free purchasing plan


1. Register for the free public information service

Register as a user of the free online public information service and receive valuable resources.


2. Try the paid version with a free 30-day trial

Access the paid version for one waterbody of your choice and get free resources, guides and basic support.


3. Test the product performance by purchasing a 4-month trial

Purchase a trial for the paid version for up to 5 waterbodies and get a product performance report 30 days after the trial ends.


4. Subscribe for your lakes

Enjoy a customised user experience for an unlimited number of waterbodies with annual reports and priority support, and optional extras.





Free Public Service


Free 30-Day Trial





Hundreds of waterbodies

One waterbody 



Free cyanobacteria health risk levels updated daily




Paid version

Resources & Guides

Basic support

Full API access







4-Month Trial




Up to 5 waterbodies

Unlimited number of waterbodies



Resources & Guides

Product Performance Report

2X online training seminars

Unlimited support

Full API access



Resources & Guides

Customised user experience

Status Report**

Feature requests

Product Performance Report**

2X online training seminars**

Priority support

Full API access

Optional extras***

* Choose a monthly or annual (5% discount) payment option.  Minimum duration 6 months, with a one-month notice cancellation period.

** Supplied annually

*** Optionally include retrospective data or high resolution colour imagery (10 m) (see below)

NB: Product only applicable for waterbodies wider than 600 m, works best for 1 ,000 m or wider.


P.S. Free subscriptions available for registered university students and educators on request



Our promise to you


Our quality guarantee


Our product performance reports provide quality assurance by comparing your chlorophyll-a and phytoplankton cell count data against our estimates from satellite before you commit to a subscription.


Our product guarantee


We do original research and published our algorithms and results openly for scrutiny and use by the wider scientific community. This ensures that you get the latest and best technology that is independently peer-reviewed by the scientific community, ensuring truthfulness and reproducibility. Our technology has already been used by many academics, scientists, researchers,  students and lecturers in many projects around the world.


Our service guarantee


Our online training seminars and technical support will ensure you and your team get the most out of the product.



Why use CyanoLakes?

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Cyanobacteria blooms significantly increase operational risk by increasing water treatment costs and pose a serious human health threat. You can significantly reduce risk from cyanobacteria blooms in raw water sources with near real-time spatial information.


Monitoring remote and large water bodies is logistically challenging, time consuming and expensive. Lab samples take days or weeks to process, and it’s easy to miss events in large reservoirs sampled weekly or monthly. Real-time instruments deployed in lakes are easily lost or vandalised, and drones can be lost and pose a fire hazard.


CyanoLakes offers the first service based entirely on satellite remote sensing that significantly improves your knowledge or your raw water sources, enabling you to effectively respond to the risk posed by cyanobacteria blooms. No expensive instruments, no ground data required. Save costs and more effectively deploy your limited monitoring resources.


Here are three reasons why we think you should use CyanoLakes:

1. Reduce risks from cyanobacteria blooms in your waterbodies

2. Supplement your existing chlorophyll-a and other measurements in near real-time

3. Protect the public with recreational advisories


Product features

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  • Risk levels for cyanobacteria blooms based on World Health Organization and EPA recreational guidelines
  • Nutrient pollution (trophic status) levels based on OECD classification guidelines
  • Interactive online mapping and data analysis (including time series) tools
  • API enabling seamless automated integration of data into the customers database or existing applications
  • Three public access options (full, partial or none)
  • Advisories for recreational water use based on international recreational water use guidelines


Customisable options

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  • Choose your own risk level thresholds based on your national or state guidelines
  • Choose your own trophic status thresholds based on your national or state guidelines
  • Choose from a selection of variables to display on charts and summary maps and tables
  • Choose what the public have access to (full, partial or none)


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Retrospective information


Retrospective information and analysis from 2002 to 2012, and 2016 to current.


High resolution colour imagery


Supplement your monitoring with high resolution colour imagery layers.


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  • Enhance routine monitoring and reporting
  • Achieve compliance with monitoring legislation
  • Reduce long-term monitoring costs
  • Prevent, detect and manage health risks
  • Improve decision making
  • Improve strategies to manage health risks
  • Improve the health and safety of recreational water users

Terms of service

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Service availability


CyanoLakes services are based on satellite remotely sensed data. Satellite coverage and monitoring is dependent on snow cover, cloud cover and water body size (among other things). The latency (delivery time) and availability of data may be interrupted from time to time through scheduled maintenance or unexpected interruptions of satellite transmission. While CyanoLakes (Pty) Ltd warrants to provide you with excellent customer support and service, service interruptions may occur due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control. The customer indemnifies and holds CyanoLakes (Pty) Ltd and its employees harmless against any loss or damages that may result from service interruption.


Data policy


The customer will become the owner of the data downloaded via the API with full rights to its use. The API will be for exclusive use by the paying client and its authorized representatives.


Terms and Conditions


CyanoLakes (Pty) Ltd. is not liable for any loss or damages resulting from decisions made on the basis of the information it provides. All information should be considered preliminary until verified by field measurements. Prices are provided for reference only, and are subject to change without notice. Prices are conditional upon customer assessment. E&OE.