Great Lakes Beaches: EPA Satellite Data Contract

Press Release
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Great Lakes Beach: Photo credit EPA

US EPA awards Blue Water Satellite contract to providie satellite data for an epidemiological study of 4 beaches.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a contract to Blue Water Satellite of Bowling Green, OH to provide unique historical data regarding the concentrations of potentially harmful Cyanobacteria, Chlorophyll-a, and Phosphorus at four Great Lakes beaches. This historical data will be used as part of an epidemiological study to potentially correlate concentrations of various biological constituents with human health effects.

“Blue Water Satellite technology is literally the only means for the EPA to retrieve the corollary data they need from 2003 and 2004,” states Milt Baker, CEO for Blue Water Satellite. “Our patented and patent pending technology can accurately identify and quantify the concentration levels of Cyanobacteria (often called Blue Green Algae or Harmful Algal Blooms), Phosphorus, and Chlorophyll-a in water bodies. This was a critical aspect of the EPA study.” Blue Water Satellite’s proprietary technology has the ability to retrieve and analyze data back to 1984.

The EPA is studying activity for the summer and fall months of 2003 and 2004 including beaches at Huntington Bay, Bay Village, Ohio; West Beach, Indiana National Dunes; Washington Park Beach, Indiana; and Silver Beach, St. Josephs Michigan.

Baker added: “One of the aspects of our technology the EPA appreciated was the volume and depth of our data,” concluded Baker. “Instead of just several sample points across hundreds of acres of shore line, we are able to provide 5 samples per acre – with each point including a GPS coordinate and concentration level.”

Blue Water Satellite technology has or is currently being used by NOAA, British Petroleum, Pacific Gas & Electric, The US Army Corps of Engineers, and a variety of other companies and governmental agencies. Based in Bowling Green, OH, the company is the leading -- and only provider of algorithmically-enhanced satellite images and data for water quality monitoring with 12 patents that have been granted or are in the process of patent office approval.

 

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Virtual AIS Beacons Employed in MH370 Search

Vesper Marine, a manufacturer of marine safety products and virtual Aids to Navigation (ATON), announced that its Virtual AIS Beacons are employed in the search

Alu Design to Create Next Generation of Marine Chairs

There’s a new designer in the driving seat at Alu Design. Per Ivar Selvaag, the former Lead Designer at BMW Group and Chief Designer of Peugeot’s concept car division,

New Dual Use Piracy Barrier Launched

Guardian Maritime launched Guardian Greenwater, a new product that was developed to deal with the issue of greenwater on-board deck following turbulent weather conditions,

Environmental

Court Dismisses Boating Industry’s Challenge to EPA Misfueling Rule

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) said it is disappointed with the U.S. Court of Appeals decision released on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 for the D.

New Dual Use Piracy Barrier Launched

Guardian Maritime launched Guardian Greenwater, a new product that was developed to deal with the issue of greenwater on-board deck following turbulent weather conditions,

Australia Join Operation RENDER SAFE

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in Bougainville to address a potentially deadly legacy posed by unexploded ordnance from past conflicts as part of Operation RENDER SAFE 2014.

Marine Science

New Research Vessel Delivered on the Great Lakes

The new oceanographic research and fisheries assessment vessel, Arcticus, completed her sea trials and was delivered to the U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center on October 17.

Mitsubishi Super Skiving System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of the "Mitsubishi Super Skiving System" for machining internal gears with high speed and outstanding precision.

Ocean Power Technologies to Deploy PB40 PowerBuoy Off New Jersey

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., announced today that the PB40 PowerBuoy(R) fabricated for the WavePort Project has shipped from Santander, Spain to Bayonne, NJ

Great Lakes

New Research Vessel Delivered on the Great Lakes

The new oceanographic research and fisheries assessment vessel, Arcticus, completed her sea trials and was delivered to the U.S. Geological Survey's Great Lakes Science Center on October 17.

Port of Cleveland Approves Refinancing

The Port of Cleveland’s Board of Directors voted today to provide up to $161 million to support the combined refinancing of four previous economic development projects,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1190 sec (8 req/sec)