NOAA Beach Water Quality Prediction Mobile App Development

NOAA Beach Water Quality Prediction Mobile App Development

In partnership with the University of South Carolina and SECOORA, we first developed a mobile app that displays predictions of water quality at 31 locations along the beach at Myrtle Beach, SC. Daily predictions are created using statistical models that incorporate data from remote sensing and ocean observing system sensors. The tools for developing these statistical models have been improved by merging our efforts with the EPA's Virtual Beach model development software, which was intended to automate the laborious process of statistical model generation for non-statisticians. These tools have been implemented in Sarasota FL and are being modified for recreational and shellfish harvest area water quality in Charleston Harbor, SC.


Key Personnel

Heath Kelsey
Program Director
Emily Nastase
Science Communicator


  • Start: 2012-02-01
  • Finish: 
  • Duration: Ongoing