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Monitoring of Coral Reef in View of Sustainable Island Development; Case Study using Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Fordata, Tanimbar, Indonesia

Parent project: Support to the Exploitation and Research of Earth Observation data 1, more
Reference no: SR/00/60b
Acronym: KABAR
Period: March 2005 till December 2006
Status: Completed
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Institutes (3)  Top | Dataset 
  • Universiteit Gent (UGent), more, partner
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (VITO), more, partner
  • Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), more, sponsor

The biologically diverse coral reefs surrounding Pulau Fordata (Tanimbar Archipelago, Indonesia) support an important part of the livelihoods of the local people. The unsustainable use of this natural resource, however, has led to its deterioration, especially around the main island. The general objective of this project, therefore, is the development of an efficient monitoring system for coral reef ecosystems based on hyperspectral remote sensing information in order to enhance the sustainable development of small island communities like on Pulau Fordata. More specifically, it aims to assess the condition of the coral reef benthic cover in the Pulau Fordata region using CASI hyperspectral data, to create a bathymetric model of the reef structures, and to develop generic data processing techniques and algorithms which can be applied to coral reefs worldwide.

Dataset  Top | Institutes 
  • Hyperspectral airborne and satellite imagery of Tanimbar (Indonesia), more

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