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AlgaeTracker

Monitor and Protect Your Waterway

AlgaeTracker is a revolutionary Early Warning System for Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) and water pollutants

THE PROBLEM

Algae Blooms cause $17 B per year in damages.

Current sensors cannot predict outbreaks.

Harmful Algae Blooms have poisoned city water supplies, devastated fishing, caused real estate values to plummet, and ruined our recreational areas. Controlling blooms depends on early warning and monitoring systems. 

 

But, current sensors cannot scale to provide meaningful data about a water area. They are expensive and difficult to deploy. Notably:

  • Standard sensors require several technical personnel a week to deploy

  • Weighing several hundred pounds, boats and specialized training are required

  • Extremely high costs make multiple buoys prohibitive 

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Cost of HABs

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Animal deaths linked to HABs since 2010

Human deaths from a single HABs event

OUR SOLUTION

Meet AlgaeTracker:

A fast, simple way to monitor and protect your waterways

 

How It Works:

1.

Drop the lightweight sensor buoy into the water. It immediately starts sending 6 key readings to the cloud every 15 minutes. Cellular is all taken care of.

2.

Our dashboard streams all the data live, displays rich graphs and color coded gauges, and sends you customized notifications at Action Thresholds.

3.

Early detection enables early action. When levels rise too high for your water, send a team member or water professional to assess for treatment.

Simple dashboard. Powerful analytics.

Key Measurements:

  • Green algae

  • Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria)

  • Turbidity

  • Temperature and more

Our dashboard tracks GPS coordinates so you always know where your device is.

Plus, the dashboard shows a real-time map of all your trackers to get a 24/7 lens into all your water assets in one central location.

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Low-cost, large-scale data collection to protect waterways

APPLICATIONS

An IoT solution for any waterway 

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Water Utilities

There’s no more essential resource than clean drinking water. Toxins and taste and odor compounds from algae can be extremely expensive to deal with, requiring costly chemicals or PAC. Trackers deployed around your reservoirs monitor multiple sites affordably, enabling you to intervene sooner, and reducing your operational expenses and manual sampling needs.

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Recreation Areas

Algal blooms can appear surprisingly fast, and recreational areas can become dangerously polluted, risking public health and even causing park closure. AlgaeTrackers dramatically reduce your time to intervention, allowing you to either prevent large outbreaks, and avoid area closures, or to ensure timely and safe closure if necessary.

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HOAs and lake associations

Your members love their homes and cottages on the lake, but every year you're at the mercy of those pesky green scum blooms. It's pretty much impossible for you to monitor the whole lake on your own. By setting up AlgaeTrackers at key locations, you can engage the help of aquatic control specialists early enough that the algae doesn't take over. 

 
 
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60 x Lower Entry Cost

The Tracker is priced to be deployable regardless of budget. Using new hardware and software advancements, we’re able to provide the Tracker at a low entry cost. Then you pay as you need the service, with an affordable monthly subscription.

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Install in 1 Hour

By combining all required hardware, software, and cellular connection into a lightweight streamlined unit, AlgaeTrackers can be deployed in an hour by just about anyone. At 8 pounds, simply place it in your waterway, clip it to a dock or anchor, and it starts sending data to your web dashboard using solar power. 

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Large-Scale Data & Actionable Insights

The Trackers monitor the data and notify you when important events occur. Once Action Thresholds are reached, deploy your personnel for follow up or treatment only when needed, saving you needless trips to sample manually. We can even connect you with certified water professionals for treatment.

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