Satellite monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) to protect the aquaculture industry

Miller, PI. 2015 Satellite monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) to protect the aquaculture industry. In: Matsuo, Naoko; Kamei, Koji; Akiyama, Koji; Ward, Stephen; Steventon, Matthew; Harry, Jennifer, (eds.) Applications of Satellite Earth Observations: Serving Society, Science, & Industry. Japan, CEOS, 166-168.

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Abstract/Summary

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) can cause sudden and considerable losses to fish farms, for example 500,000 salmon during one bloom in Shetland, and also present a threat to human health. Early warning allows the industry to take protective measures. PML's satellite monitoring of HABs is now funded by the Scottish aquaculture industry. The service involves processing EO ocean colour data from NASA and ESA in near-real time, and applying novel techniques for discriminating certain harmful blooms from harmless algae. Within the AQUA-USERS project we are extending this capability to further HAB species within several European countries.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Subjects: Earth Observation - Remote Sensing
Fisheries
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Sea from Space
Depositing User: Dr Peter I Miller
Date made live: 27 Jan 2016 12:19
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2017 16:14
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/6712

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