Coastal marshlands play a critical role in the broader coastal ecosystem. Additionally sea level rise is having a dramatic adverse effect on habitats and wildlife in these marshlands over time. Since 2019 we have been working with researchers at the University of Connecticut to collect LiDAR data accurate to enough help validate novel sediment restoration techniques. If successful these techniques could be deploy at large scale to preserve the at risk habitats on our coast lines.

We’re excited to share a video case study produced with filmmaker Matt Aeberhard highlighting the broader impact of this work.

 

Project Specs:

Client: University of Connecticut, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Collection Services: Aerial LiDAR, Multispectral and Orthomosaic

Processing and Analysis: High resolution orthomosaics, DTM, DSM, Elevation contours, Classified point clouds, Vegetation classifications, Nest site identification, Change detection, Broad range indices generation, Biomass identification