The focus of my research was a temporal and spatial analysis of chl in the Strait of Georgia. To perform this analysis, imagery from MODIS was employed. An intermediate step included producing a set of algorithms adapted specifically to the conditions in the coastal waters of the SoG. This allows a better understanding of relationships, triggers, and constraints in both space and time between chl and suspended sediment concentrations. Identifying these temporal and spatial properties is important in a more complete understanding of the ecosystem in the SoG.