Find more projects

Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative (CMC)

Main Project Information
Presented By CMC Workgroup
Goal Document the occurrence & makeup of cyanobacteria blooms
Task image & data capture of bloom occurrences & cyanobacteria
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

Project designed to document the occurrence and timing of Harmful Algal Blooms, spatial distribution of toxin producing cyanobacteria with genus/species identification, and development of bloom forecasting and HAB vulnerability in water bodies.

How to Join

Go to to find out how you can participate

Project Timing can participate at anytime of year, although June through early October in the Northern hemisphere isoptimal
Social Media
Materials List Cyanomonitoring Workgroup Program
Special Skills no initial skills necessary
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, At home, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium
Training Materials
Tags cyanobacteria, cyanotoxins, hab monitoring, harmful algal blooms
Project Updated 05/23/2018