Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home » Archives for Alison Gillespie

Author name: Alison Gillespie

A long, torpedo-shaped device is strapped to the side of a boat that is moving fast through lake water.

Can robots provide data on toxic cyanobacteria in lakes?

Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria can impact human and ecosystem health and have led to the death of pets and livestock. Providing accurate and frequent measurements of toxins associated with cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms (HABs) is important for public health and also can impact local economies. Traditional toxin sampling is ship or shore based, and requires several people to be involved and good weather conditions.  A new system developed by NOAA and partners offers a robotic alternative that could solve many of the problems associated with traditional sampling and might help develop more detailed warning systems and forecasts for lake communities. 

Can robots provide data on toxic cyanobacteria in lakes? Read More >

Kristen Schepel: Changing the climate for innovation 

This year, Kristen Schepel from NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory is participating in an employee exchange (known as a detail) with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Washington, D.C. Her assignment: Help patent examiners and others at the USPTO understand climate change and the need for innovations that can help predict and measure its impacts.

Kristen Schepel: Changing the climate for innovation  Read More >

Scroll to Top

Popup Call to Action

A prompt with more information on your call to action.