Algal Blooms Sweden
Algal Blooms Sweden is a marine Citizen Science project aiming at engaging the general public to help survey and, ultimately, forecast harmful algal blooms (HABs). The information provided in the form of reports is used in the development of an innovative AI-based prognosis tool for predicting these recurring events. Extensive ocean data for essential variables related to HABs (e.g. nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations), satellite data of bloom formations, weather, sunlight, temperature and chlorophyll concentrations are publicily available, yet information at the local scale is scarce. By involving citizens in this process of data acquisition, we are able to improve our prediction models and it becomes an invaluable resource for transforming the way we do research.