Research and analysis

AlgaRisk 08: A Pre-Operational Tool For Identifying and Predicting the Movement of Nuisance Algal Blooms

A joint project between the Met Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the Environment Agency has developed a new tool to help warn bathers about algal blooms.

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AlgaRisk 08: A Pre-Operational Tool For Identifying and Predicting the Movement of Nuisance Algal Blooms

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The AlgaRisk tool uses satellite images of the sea to highlight algal blooms developing offshore, and uses computer modelling to forecast whether or not the bloom will move into designated bathing waters.

Published 1 August 2009