APP OF THE MONTH
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