FreshWater Watch HK data

This dataset seeks to address specific local water challenges as well as gather data for global FreshWater Watch research. The Research - Phytoplankton diversity in relation to the water quality of rivers in Hong Kong In Hong Kong, FreshWater Watchers are helping understand the relationship between water quality and the seasonality, distribution and diversity of microalgae in selected rivers and streams to be better understood. Organic aquatic pollution can encourage rapid excessive growth of algae, known as ‘algal bloom’. Algal blooms can have serious effects on ecosystems, for example by obstructing waterbodies, producing toxic compounds and significantly reducing oxygen levels. Human health can be affected through direct contact with contaminated water or the consumption of affected seafood. The goal of the study is to generate data to be used to predict the potential risk of algal blooms from river discharges to the coastal waters of Hong Kong.

This dataset has been collected as part of the FreshWater Watch project, which is an Earthwatch research project investigating the health of global freshwater ecosystems on a scale never seen before.

Data is available for re-use under a CC-BY license. Please credit Earthwatch Institute - Europe/FreshWater Watch. See included files for additional metadata & usage instructions.

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Author Freshwater Watch Citizen Scientist
Maintainer Earthwatch Institute Europe
Version 1.0
Last Updated May 13, 2017, 06:05 (UTC)
Created May 13, 2017, 05:39 (UTC)