Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms Using ArcGIS
Authors: Analise Keeney, Jaclyn Ludema
Blooms of harmful algae exist on every coast of the United States, and are linked to nutrient pollution and climate change. NOAA has developed an ArcGIS infrastructure to support monitoring and mitigating the public health and socioeconomic effects of HABs through efficient analysis, flexible coding, and integrated service delivery. ArcGIS is involved in every step of HAB analysis and ultimately provides a platform for continued HAB product evolution.