Challenge 1

The challenge:
I am an oyster farmer in Puget Sound. Two weather and climate related issues affect me – 
1) short term conditions that support the development of harmful algal blooms and Vibrio outbreaks that mean I cannot harvest my oysters and
2) longer term acidification of the waters and decreased upwelling affect the survival of my oyster spat.  
Tools such as LiveOcean [https://faculty.washington.edu/pmacc/LO/LiveOcean.html] are a beginning but what other tools can you create to help me?

Data and information sources:
NANOOS data for shellfish growers: http://nvs.nanoos.org/ShellfishGrowers
NOAA Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) projects: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/research/habs/
HAB data for the Great Lakes: http://portal.glos.us/
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