St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
The Advanced Remote Sensing Methods for Coastal Science and Management project focuses on developing algorithms for characterizing and classifying features on the seafloor using data collected by both airborne and underwater instrumentation. Examples include quantifying benthic habitat complexity from images, modeling the structural complexity of the seafloor, and using fluorescence signatures to classify coral reef habitats. Read more in the Project Overview.
Along-Track Reef Imaging System (ATRIS)
ATRIS is a benthic-survey tool that simultaneously acquires geo-located, color, digital images with corresponding water depths.
Modeling Seafloor Structural Complexity
This effort is focused on understanding the patterns and scalability of roughness and topographic complexity of marine habitats, such as coral reefs.
Applications of Coral Fluorescence
Fluorescence is an often overlooked property of reef-building corals that can improve the classification of reef habitats from imagery and provide diagnostic information on corals.
A comparison between boat-based and diver-based methods for quantifying coral bleaching - Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
Possible Return of Acropora cervicornis at Pulaski Shoal, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida - Journal of Coastal Research