Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (HABs), which can appear in water bodies across the country, are an indicator of poor water quality and can potentially cause serious environmental and human and aquatic health effects. Historically, monitoring these HABs has been labor intensive and limited due to cost, time and logistical constraints.
EPA developed the CyAN app to help local and state water quality managers make faster and better-informed management decisions related to cyanobacterial blooms. It provides an easy to use, customizable interface for accessing algal bloom satellite data for over 2,000 of the largest lakes and reservoirs in the United States.
The CyAN mobile app is free and available for download on Google Play™. It is designed for use on Android™ devices and is compatible with versions 4.2-9.0. It is currently being developed as a web-based app, which will be compatible with most devices.
The webinar will address the needs of new users as well as be a refresher for veteran users. The first half of the webinar will provide a general overview of the app including what it is used for, why and how it was developed, and who it was designed for. The second portion of the webinar will be a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the CyAN app followed by a Q&A session.