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Macro Property Measurement

Mapping of Nearshore Marine Waters (192)

Side-Scan Sonar Mosaic Side-Scan Sonar Mosaic

Problem: Need fast, accurate method to map physical & vegetation features in coastal & intertidal waters

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart):
Interaction Mechanisms through Measurement & Analysis System Applications

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed & demonstrated effective method for mapping coastal & estuarine areas with side scan sonar
  • Differentiated vegetation, substrate features, & structures
  • Developed data analysis methods to allow effective data interpretation
  • Mapped & quantified eelgrass distributions

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs (additional description): Side-scan sonar mapping, videography, Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology, GPS, and field data collection & processing.

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