Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to to hear from Richard P. Strumpef, oceanographer with the NOAA National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, as part of the Cleveland Chapter of COPRI Invited Speaker Series.
Strumpef will present “Forecasting Cyanobacterial Blooms in Western Lake Erie” Wednesday, Sept. 9, from noon to 1 p.m.
The Cleveland Chapter of ASCE Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Case Western Reserve University will jointly sponsor the event.
Stumpf has more than 30 years of experience in coastal oceanography, with particular interest in harmful algal blooms. He develops methods to use satellite data and modeling to understand coastal eutrophication, habitat change, shallow bathymetry, and algal bloom monitoring and forecasting. He leads NOAA’s efforts to translate forecasts of harmful algal blooms from research to operations. He received a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia, and master’s and PhD degrees in marine studies from the University of Delaware.