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Webinar: CyAN Mobile App Provides Early Detection of Algal Blooms in U.S. Freshwater Systems

The CyAN App is a mobile application that uses satellite data to map the location of harmful algal blooms in waters across the U.S. The app provides weekly information about cyanobacteria concentrations in many of the largest water bodies in the country. This information can be used to inform decisions regarding recreational and drinking water safety. The CyAN App is designed for use on Android™ devices and is available for download on Google Play™. This webinar, hosted by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), will provide a general overview of the app including what it is used for, why and how it was developed, and who it was designed for, as well as state case studies from their beta testing of the CyAN app.

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Presenters:

Dr. Blake A. Schaeffer, PhD

Dr. Blake is a physical scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Office of Research and Development in Durham, North Carolina. His research focus is on the use of satellite remote sensing technology to monitor water quality in coasts, estuaries, and lakes. Dr. Blake’s interests generally include integrating remote sensing technologies into water quality management frameworks.

Dr. John M. Johnston, PhD

Dr. Johnston is a supervisory research ecologist with EPA’s Office of Research and Development in Athens, Georgia. His research focus is on water quality monitoring and modeling to forecast ecosystem services and their influence on human health. John’s interests include life cycle impact assessment, remote sensing, spatial modeling, and sustainability analysis.