International Conference on Harmful Algae
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- 22.10.2018 - 26.10.2018
Chelsea Technologies Group's agent in Chile, Alejandro Clément, Plancton Andino SpA will be presenting at the International Conference on Harmful Algae in Nantes, France which is taking place from 21-26 October. His paper is entitled "Contribution of the HABf Index for fish Farms Risk Analysis".
The 18th edition of the International Conference on Harmful Algae will deal with all topics concerning the understanding of the causes, evolution and impacts of harmful micro-algae and cyanobacteria.
Harmful algal blooms (HABs), occur when colonies of algae - simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater - grow out of control while producing toxic or harmful effects on people, fish, shellfish, marine mammals, and birds. The human illnesses caused by HABs, though rare, can be debilitating or even fatal. HABs have been reported around the world, and their occurrence is on the rise. HABs are a national concern because they affect not only the health of people and marine ecosystems, but also the 'health' of local and regional economies. A deadly algal bloom hit the world’s second biggest salmon exporter, Chile in 2016, which resulted in the death of nearly 23 million fish and the economic impact from lost production was roughly $800m. Continuous monitoring is key to early detection of harmful algal blooms.
CTG has a range of algae monitoring systems to choose from including:
Act2-based laboratory and FerryBox systems: Act2 & the FastOcean FRR fluorometer can be combined to produce a highly automated system for probing oxygenic photosynthesis by phytoplankton.
FastOcean APD System: Fast Repetition Rate (FRR) fluorometry provides a non-intrusive and non-destructive method for probing photosynthesis by phytoplankton.
The ALGAE-Wader & Pro provides real-time display of key Chlorophyll parameters necessary for water quality monitoring. As well as being very sensitive, these fluorometer sensors are optimised to provide low noise results.
The ALGAE-Station and ALGAE-Station Pro systems provide real-time display of key Chlorophyll parameters necessary for the management of the water treatment process. Data is collected using our highly sensitive range of miniaturised, LUX submersible sensors and are then displayed on the permanently installed Watchkeeper wall mounted unit. As well as being very sensitive, these fluorometer sensors are optimised for low noise results. Warning alarms, sampling rates and the dynamic range of the sensor are user adjustable..