NASA Joins Multiagency Effort to Build Satellite-Based Toxic Algae Forecasting System

April 9, 2015 8:30 AM

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NASA will collaborate with the U.S. Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Environmental Protection Agency on a $3.6 million project to monitor and forecast toxic freshwater algal blooms with satellite technology.

The four agencies aim to use satellite ocean color data to build early warning and information distribution systems to keep people and animals safe from algae-related freshwater hazards, NASA said Tuesday.

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