Center for Red Tide Tracking and Forecasting

Project Activities

Surface aggregations of Karenia brevis showing patches of water with different cell concentrations. Photo credit FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Surface aggregations of Karenia brevis showing patches of water with different cell concentrations. Photo credit FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

  1. Field sampling targeting physicochemical mechanisms underlying key bloom processes including initiation/manifestation and termination.
  2. In situ observations with autonomous sampling by the USF Glider Fleet
  3. Using remote sensing to monitor bloom conditions. See Integrated Red tide Information System (IRIS)
  4. Linking observations and numerical modeling to improve bloom hindcasting and forecasting.