The current tools used to monitor and track harmful algal blooms (HABs) in waterways heavily rely on satellite remote sensing. However, due to cloud cover, coarse spatial and temporal resolution, and steep development costs, satellite use for HAB monitoring can be flawed. BloomOptix is using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for high-resolution HAB monitoring and imaging. BloomOptix currently employs multispectral and hyperspectral imaging to survey lake surfaces for HAB occurrence, intensity, sediment plume monitoring, and combines spectral data with UAV-collected water sample analysis.


Up to 1-inch ground resolution at a flight altitude of 400 feet

1 acre per minute survey speed

Deployable on demand

Rapid, precision water sampling

Survey capability of up to 500 acres per day



Together with historical data and weather information, BloomOptix aims to provide an accurate and reliable data warehouse and HAB position prediction tool for early detection of algal bloom events at areas of interest.

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Water quality analysis, imaging
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HAB detection and mitigation
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Sediment monitoring
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Shallow submerged Vegetation analysis (percent vegetation cover, vegetation density)
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Emergency spill response detection and monitoring
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Precise 3D water column sampling using UAVs

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