International evaluation of algorithms for mapping in optically shallow waters (2008)
There is an urgent international need to map shallow coastal environments for resource management defence. Currently there are a large number of approaches used to map and monitor these environments, with varying success. This project will take state of the art mapping routines from around the world, apply them to one high quality image and field survey data set (Moreton Bay, Australia), and validate them independently. The result will be an optimal image data set and processing approach to use for mapping and monitoring coastal environments. This finding will have application in natural resource science and management and defence.