Bridget Seegers, Scientist (Earth Science)

Bridget Seegers

Contact Info

Phone: 301.286.7017

Research Interests

Dr. Seegers' research interests include ocean dynamics that impact biological events, such as harmful algal blooms. She enjoys using research robots on projects along with satellite remote sensing for phytoplankton.


Dr. Bridget Seegers is an oceanographer by training. She has worked much off the California coast on cruises and with research robots called gliders. She completed her PhD at the University of Southern California in 2015. While there, she combined in situ data with satellite remote sensing to better understand regional dynamics and events such as harmful algal blooms (HABs). Currently, Dr. Seegers is working on the Cyanobacteria Assessment Network (CyAN) project with the goal to validate a cyanobacteria algorithm for US inland waters. Cyanobacteria are an economic and human health problem impacting drinking water and recreational activities.