Andrea Vander Woude

Past Postdoctoral Research Fellow

4840 S.State Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719

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Andrea Vander Woude is a satellite oceanographer, data scientist and geologist, currently working as a remote sensing specialist for Global Science & Technologies, Inc., and Cherokee Nation Businesses. During her time with CIGLR and NOAA GLERL, Dr. Vander Woude modeled hypoxia and harmful algal blooms and launched several remote sensing devices over the Great Lakes still used today. The focus of her remote sensing research has primarily been on climate change

  • Ph.D. in Biological/Physical Oceanography, University of California-Santa Cruz (2006)
  • B.S. in Geology and Remote Sensing, Michigan Technological University (1999)
Research Interest/Area of Expertise:

“I am a satellite oceanographer, data scientist and geologist, interpreting ecological patterns and water quality parameters. I have been using remote sensing for over 20 years and specifically hyperspectral imagery for more than 5 years. My professional experiences have used remote sensing to understand climate change in the coastal and Southern Ocean in addition to harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes.”

Recent Publications: 

Lekki, J., S.A. Ruberg, C. Binding; R. Anderson and A.J. Vander Woude. 2019. Airborne hyperspectral and satellite imaging of harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes Region: Successes in sensing algal blooms. Journal of Great Lakes Research. (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.03.014). [Altmetric Score]

Vander Woude, A.J., S.A. Ruberg, T.H. Johengen, R. Miller and D. Stuart. 2019. Spatial and temporal scales of variability of cyanobacteria harmful algal blooms from NOAA GLERL airborne hyperspectral imagery. Journal of Great Lakes Research. (DOI:10.1016/j.jglr.2019.02.006). [Altmetric Score]

Lekki, J., G. Leshkevich, S.A. Ruberg, D. Stuart and A.J. Vander Woude. et al. 2017. Airborne Hyperspectral Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Great Lakes Region: System Calibration and Validation, From Photons to Algae Information: The Processes In-Between. NASA -Technical Memorandum NASA/TM—2017-219071.

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Recent Presentations:

Vander Woude, A.J. 2018. Airborne Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie. AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Ore., February 12-16, 2018 (2018).

Vander Woude, A.J., S.A. Ruberg, T.H. Johengen and Z. Haslick. 2017. Airborne Hyperspectral and Satellite Imagery Use in the Great Lakes for Water Quality. SPatial LITeracy – SPLIT, Remote Sensing Workshop, Rremote Sensing for Water Quality Monitoring, Bowling Green, OH, November 17 (2017).

Davis, T.W., M.D. Rowe, E.J. Anderson, A.J. Vander Woude, T.H. Johengen, S.A. Ruberg, R.P. Stumpf and G. Doucette. 2017.Combining advanced technologies to develop an early warning system for HABs in western Lake Erie. IAGLR 2017, 60th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, Detroit, MI, May 15-19, 2017 (2017).

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