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IMOTOX - Identification and Monitoring of Toxic Cyanobacteria

Zwirglmaier, Katrin and Gege, Peter (2013) IMOTOX - Identification and Monitoring of Toxic Cyanobacteria. IGSSE Forum 2013, 26.-28. Juni 2013, Raitenhaslach, Burghausen, Deutschland.

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Blooms of harmful cyanobacteria have been shown to increase in both frequency and severity due to global warming, particularly through increased nutrient loads at extreme weather events with elevated winter/spring rainfall and flushing events followed by extended periods of summer drought. These blooms threaten our shrinking freshwater resources in several ways: By increasing turbidity and consequently depriving submerged plants of light they suppress invertebrate and fish habitats and can thus affect biodiversity. On the other hand, release of cyanotoxins during blooms can cause problems for fisheries, drinking water reservoirs as well as recreational water activities. This project aims to develop a monitoring and early warning system for cyanobacterial blooms, and study factors that influence bloom formation, toxicity and collapse. This will be achieved through a close interaction of molecular microbiology, analytical chemistry and remote sensing technology. The early detection of the rise of potentially harmful cyanobacteria in freshwater lakes will be achieved by remote sensing, followed by a targeted molecular, microbial and chemical verification which in turn will allow time for taking appropriate counter measures.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/83175/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Poster)
Title:IMOTOX - Identification and Monitoring of Toxic Cyanobacteria
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Zwirglmaier, KatrinTU MünchenUNSPECIFIED
Date:29 June 2013
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Water quality, remote sensing, cyanobacteria, early warning
Event Title:IGSSE Forum 2013
Event Location:Raitenhaslach, Burghausen, Deutschland
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:26.-28. Juni 2013
Organizer:TU München
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Spektrometrische Verfahren und Konzepte der Fernerkundung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Gege, Dr.rer.nat. Peter
Deposited On:08 Jul 2013 11:06
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:41

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