Great Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Hypoxia

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The NOAA Great Lakes Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and Hypoxia program is a collaborative effort between scientists at GLERL and the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR). This program uses an integrated approach to understand the environmental drivers of HABs and hypoxia to predict events. This approach includes using satellite images, remote sensing, buoys, a comprehensive monitoring program in Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay, and Lake Huron, and advanced genetic techniques to understand the long and short-term seasonal dynamics of HABs and hypoxia. The data collected is used to inform forecast models used by key Great Lakes stakeholder groups, such as drinking water managers. Effective management of the Great Lakes ecosystems requires timely and continuing predictions of ecosystem change. This research will improve forecasts of water quality to reduce risks to ecosystem health associated with recreational exposure, consumption, and treatment of Great Lakes water.

Contacts:

Media Contact:
Margaret Lansing
Info Services Branch Chief
NOAA GLERL
(734) 741-2210
General HABs and ESP:
Reagan Ererra
Research Ecologist
NOAA GLERL
(734) 741-2041
HAB modeling:
Mark Rowe
Research Physical Scientist
NOAA GLERL
(734) 741-2172
HAB modeling:
Eric Anderson
Physical Oceanographer
NOAA GLERL
(734) 741-2293
HAB sampling / monitoring:
Casey Godwin
Assistant Research Scientist
CIGLR
(734) 741-2282
Hypoxia:
Craig Stow
Senior Research Scientist
NOAA GLERL
(734) 741-2268
Stakeholder Engagement:
Devin Gill
Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
CIGLR
(734) 741-2283
Lake Erie HAB Forecast:
Karen Kavanaugh
HAB Product Coordinator
NOAA CO-OPS
(240) 533-0601

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