Conservation Training

Hydroclimatic Forecasting and Satellite Remote Sensing for Harmful Algae in Small Inland Lakes

September 26, 2023

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Madison, WI

Hydroclimatic variability can have a pronounced influence on public and ecosystem health through water quality. Harmful algae has become a prominent water quality concern in recent years, creating negative consequences for ecosystem function, economic opportunity, and human health. This work explores the development of hydroclimatic forecasts for harmful algae and the potential for satellite-based monitoring systems to retrieve harmful algae indicators in small inland lakes with the goal of improving management, resource allocation, and public health related to lake water quality.