Research Applications

Water Quality

More than half the world’s population lives adjacent to water bodies and engages in activities that increase aquatic stressors such as excess runoff and algal blooms. However, access to water quality information is limited, and traditional assessment methods are costly and time consuming. At AGS, we are developing tools to monitor water quality with satellite remote sensing and mobile tools. This includes mapping trophic status, cyanobacteria and algal blooms, water temperature, and related indicators.