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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-306-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH (GX.21.MN00.F4J20.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer (Jenna) Brown, Patricia (Soupy) Dalyander

Affiliate Investigator(s): FWS, USGS WHSC

Information Specialist(s): Jennifer (Jenna) Brown, Christine Kranenburg, Chelsea Stalk

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: Transects

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect aerial imagery and ground control points for producing point clouds, orthomosaic images, and digital elevation models using Structure-from-Motion.

Vehicle(s): Chevy Suburban Silver

Start Port/Location: St Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Dauphin Island, AL

Start Date: 2019-02-11

End Date: 2019-02-16

Equipment Used: GPS Pole, 3DR Solo Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), SP80 GNSS Receiver

Information to be Derived: Point clouds, orthomosaic images, digital elevation model.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected aerial imagery and GPS data.

Staff: Jennifer (Jenna) Brown, Christine Kranenburg, Chelsea Stalk

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: The survey originally planned for Jan. 10-16 did not occur, due to the government shutdown.


Dauphin Island, AL

North: 30.28717592 South: 30.2300434 West: -88.13675225 East: -88.05977998


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Kranenburg, C.J., Brown, J.A., Bosse, S.T., Dalyander, P.S., 2021, Time series of structure-from-motion products-orthomosaics, digital elevation models and point clouds: Little Dauphin Island & Pelican Island, Alabama, September 2018-April 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS Pole --- Navigation
No data was collected
3DR Solo Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) --- Photo
SP80 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks

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