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AGRG delivers the first datasets from the Chiroptera II Topo-bathy lidar sensor

Dr. Tim Webster presented the results of our first project report for two study sites along the Northumberland Strait, Little Harbour (maps below) and River John to our partners from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and several provincial departments including: GeoNova, Natural resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environment, Agriculture and the Inland Fisheries Division on Wed. Dec. 17th at the ACOA office in Halifax. The research team worked hard and produced some impressive maps to highlight the data collected by the sensor. In both areas the sensor penetrated to above 6 m below sea-level and revealed some fascinating details on the sea floor. At River John, details of the submerged bedrock outcrop around Cape John highlight how these data can be used for Geoscience applications. At Little Harbour, the lidar reflectance and bathymetry demonstrate how these data can enhance our understanding of the local ecosystem and the dynamic nature of near shore sediment and the distribution of eelgrass. The series of maps below show the orthophoto mosaic and lidar derived reflectance and elevation models from the topo-bathy lidar for Little Harbour. A low resolution of the report can be downloaded at ACOA 2014 Bathymetric Lidar Pilot Project Report.

 

Little Harbour Comparison

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