The USGS Florida Integrated Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL would like to acknowledge NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the National Park Service for their cooperation and assistance in the aquisition and processing of the data. The National Park Service also contributed by cleaning the LIDAR dataset in preparation for map production.
One objective of this research is the creation of techniques for the surveying of submerged topography for the purposes of habitat mapping, ecological monitoring, change detection, and event assessment (e.g., hurricanes and extreme storm events). As part of this project, data from NASA EAARL were used. This sensor has the potential to make significant contributions in this realm for measuring shallow water depth and conducting cross-environment surveys. High spectral resolution and low costs were found to be key factors in providing accurate and affordable imagery to managers of coastal tropical habitats.
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