YSI Webinar | Drowning in Data, Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms

October 10, 2017 HABs , YSI , harmful algal blooms
Watch Part I, From Data to Decisions: http://video.ysi.com/ysi-webinar-monitoring-for-harmful-algal-blooms

Are you drowning in data? Join Dr. Stephanie A. Smith of YSI, a Xylem Brand, and Chuck Springer of Aquatic Informatics as they review best practices for managing and interpreting algae data in this recorded webinar!

Interpreting algae monitoring data is not straightforward, even with the most sophisticated instruments at our fingertips. Examples of challenges include:

Processing and interpreting large datasets
Working with mismatched timestamps and data from multiple sources
Collating data which exist in different file formats
Correcting water quality signals to compensate for sensor drift and step changes

Webinar Highlights

Demonstration of how spreadsheet tools can be used to process data
Discussion about the limitations of sensor technologies for describing algal biology in units such as CFU/ml and a discussion on how software can be leveraged to estimate some of these values
Description of solutions for managing data from discrete environmental samples, multi-parameter sondes, and laboratory analyses
Best practices on identifying data outliers, reviewing associated metadata, and applying drift corrections across disparate files generated by monitoring tools
Many of these same techniques can be used across a variety of parameters and monitoring applications!