Citizen Science ProjectChesapeake Water Watch
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    Volunteer Using HydroColor app

  • Two people pointing smartphone at sky.

    Volunteer Training Using HydroColor app

  • Women bending down on a dock taking a picture of a gray card with her phone

    Volunteer Using HydroColor app

  • Woman pointing smartphone at gray card on dock.

    Volunteer Using HydroColor app

  • Two women at a laptop entering data from cellphone app.

    Volunteers Uploading HydroColor data

Help our scientists collect water quality data in the Chesapeake Bay!

Our researchers are developing new ways to assess water quality in Chesapeake Bay. We are partnering with Riverkeepers and individuals collecting data with simple-to-use scientific equipment and applications on their smartphone. The information collected will help researchers understand the extent to which we can use satellite data to monitor water quality data from space. This will not only help to assess the health of Chesapeake Bay but eventually of coastal waters around the world! 

If you want to receive updates on announcements, results, and training opportunities for the project, sign up for our mailing list or go to our "Get Involved" page to find out more ways to participate in the project!

Chesapeake Water Watch is supported by the NASA Citizen Science program, find out more about citizen science and volunteering at NASA.

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