CERF 2021 Workshop

Flow-Through Microscopy (FlowCam®) for Estuarine Research and HAB Monitoring

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM ET
11:45 AM – 1:45 PM PT

Regular: $28  |  Student: $24
Maximum 25 participants.


About This Workshop

This workshop will introduce flow-through imaging microscopy utilizing the FlowCam®, a device used for phytoplankton/zooplankton research and HAB monitoring. Participants will be encouraged to bring (or mail) a sample to analyze on the FlowCam in real time. Three samples will be selected to illustrate the implications of variables such as settings, sampling methodology, and location on FlowCam imagery and data. Real-world samples provide opportunity for frank discussion of the technology's benefits and limitations related to estuarine environments. Throughout the workshop, we will draw comparisons to traditional microscopy and introduce plankton identification assisted by semi-automated techniques.


 About the Presenters

Savannah Judge

 Savannah Judge

Savannah Judge is a member of the aquatic sales team at FlowCam headquarters (Yokogawa Fluid Imaging Technologies) in Scarborough, Maine. She works with scientists across the country to evaluate the FlowCam and the benefits and trade-offs of flow imaging microscopy for various ecosystems. She also runs the FlowCam Aquatic Research Grant Program for Graduate Students and Undergraduate Faculty, and volunteers for the New England Estuarine Research Society. Prior to joining the FlowCam team, Savannah was an educator at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.