Two people work on device made of two black cylinders.
Researchers work on an AUTOHOLO device, which uses holographic technology to image and detect harmful algal blooms. Photo by Aditya Nayak, Florida Atlantic University.

Since 2020, GLOS and a number of regional partners have been part of a pilot project team that is testing and deploying technologies that can help better understand harmful algal blooms.

Some technologies that the group is working on include a holographic imaging system called AUTOHOLO and a “lab in a can” environmental sample processor that can autonomously track toxin levels.

This Great Lakes pilot is funded through the National HAB Observing Network (NHABON) and has expanded in scope and the number of organizations involved since its inception. The collaboration includes:

HABON is one of the most recent projects GLOS has undertaken to help improve our region’s understanding of HABs. Learn more about HABON and what else GLOS has done since the Toledo Water Crisis of 2014.