CyanoLakes has received R1m in funding from the South African Water Research Commission to implement Phase II of the EONEMP project (2020-2022) that will see the development of a mobile application.

The aims of the project are as follows:

  1. To develop a mobile application providing current and forecasted information on cyanobacteria blooms and water pollution in lakes and reservoirs
  2. To implement a method for providing weekly forecasts for cyanobacteria blooms based on remotely sensed phenology to facilitate early warning through the mobile application
  3. To integrate medium and high resolution maps showing cyanobacteria blooms and high resolution value added layers from Sentinel-3 and Sentinel-2 satellite instruments into the mobile application
  4. To promote uptake of the mobile application with community interest groups, industry and government
  5. To build human capacity in computer science and programming through providing internships and scholarships to previously disadvantaged students
  6. To generate sustainable revenue and employment opportunities through a commercial mobile app solution