Lidar Data

We are working on methods to use lidar data for a variety of different purposes in the aftermath of a storm event. Lidar data is very useful in a response situation because it can be gathered quickly and, with newer systems, directly measure across the air-water interface, which makes it easier to find shorelines. Among other tasks such as shoreline and deposition/erosion analysis, we are using the lidar to characterise water column clarity, to map the seafloor where possible, to derive waveform-based information useful for analysis of marine debris, habitat mapping, and computation of coastal engineering indices.

Research on this topic is on-going; data products will be listed here when they become available.