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New Technology Tested to Aid Forecasts of Harmful Algal Blooms

The Submaran S10, an autonomous surface/underwater vehicle powered by wind and solar power, will be deployed on a test mission to sample seawater for harmful algal bloom (HAB) cells off the Washington coast. Samples from two 1-2 day pilot missions will be delivered to the Makah Tribe Water Quality Lab for analysis. Funded by U.S. IOOS via NANOOS, the effort is contributing to the development of a NOAA Pacific Northwest HAB Bulletin, a forecast system that supports the management of shellfisheries, clamming beaches, and human health. This work is a collaboration of NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, University of Washington Applied Physics Lab (APL), NANOOS, the Makah Tribe, the Olympic Region HAB (ORHAB) partnership and OceanAero.

24 Sep 2018

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