APP OF THE MONTH

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WITH PUB­LIC SAFETY in mind, the cre­ators be­hind the app Bloomin’ Al­gae have sought to lo­cate dan­ger­ous blue-green al­gal blooms.

Col­lab­o­rat­ing with the En­vi­ron­ment Agency, Scot­tish En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency, Pub­lic Health Eng­land and Health Pro­tec­tion Scot­land, the Cen­tre for Ecol­ogy & Hy­drol­ogy (CEH) is en­cour­ag­ing app users to

sub­mit in­for­ma­tion about fresh wa­ter lo­ca­tions where harm­ful blooms threaten wildlife, dogs and peo­ple, too. In­put the lo­ca­tion, date and what ac­tiv­i­ties are car­ried out (eg, dog walk­ing, swimming) and spe­cial­ists can as­sess the threat level of a par­tic­u­lar bloom and pro­tect the pub­lic. Bloomin’ Al­gae is free to down­load from the App Store and Google Play

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