Utilising Space Technology to Control Algae Bloom in African Water Bodies

Algae blooms in African water bodies have become a pressing environmental concern, posing severe threats to aquatic ecosystems, public health, and local economies. The increase in algae, often accelerated by factors such as nutrient pollution and climate change, releases harmful toxins and depletes oxygen levels in the water. In recent years, space technology has played a pivotal role in monitoring, understanding, and addressing this growing crisis. Satellites equipped with advanced remote sensing capabilities, alongside other space-based tools and technologies, have provided valuable insights into the causes and effects of algae blooms in African water bodies. This article explores the critical role of space technology in managing algae blooms in African water bodies.

Source: BBC

Algae blooms are caused by climate change, nutrient pollution and other environmental factors. These blooms can significantly impact aquatic ecosystems, including the loss of oxygen, the proliferation of harmful pathogens, and the death of fish and marine life. Furthermore, algae blooms can harm the environment and human health. They produce toxins that can contaminate water...

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