algal blooms

A gray shaded relief map with a rainbow categorization showing the densities of sargassum in the Atlantic Ocean.

Sargassum in the Atlantic Ocean Reaches a New Spring High

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers using remote sensing data from NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have measured the largest ever March density in the Great Sargassum Belt.

Florida’s Growing Red Tide

Katarina Samurović

This year’s red tide is so severe that it has forced Florida to declare a state of emergency.

Ready for Summer – Remote Sensing of Bathing Water Quality

Claudia Windeck

Remote sensing is being used to help researchers monitor water quality in lakes and coastal areas.

Monitoring Algal Blooms with Remote Sensing

Mark Altaweel

Given the importance of knowing how blooms affect aquatic life, remote sensing techniques using a variety of available imagery have been developed.