Integration of UAV, Vessel, Laser and Satellite Derived Datasets in the Context
Coastal areas experience change via marine processes and other natural and anthropogenic causes. Coastal researchers and engineers can make use of data from multiple platforms and sensors in monitoring these changes, many of which are available through government funded open data initiatives. The Climate, Heritage and Environment of Reefs, Islands and Headlands (CHERISH) project is tackling the complex issue of integrating these datasets for the effective monitoring of environmental change at a range of spatial and temporal scales. Part of the CHERISH project team currently based at Geological Survey Ireland’s Marine and Coastal Unit are now focused on the need to develop new workflows for the application of data acquired from multiple platforms including; UAV, aircraft, vessel and satellite in the development of effective tools for mitigating the effects of environmental change and dynamic coastlines.