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Bio-physical characterization of indicators of sediment stability in mudflats using remote sensing

Acronym: CISS
Period: January 2005 till December 2008
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Coastal waters; Erosion; Remote sensing; Sediment stability; Tidal flats
Geographical term: Belgium [Marine Regions]

Institutes (3)  Top 
  • KU Leuven; Departement Burgerlijke Bouwkunde; Afdeling Hydraulica, more, co-ordinator
  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Onderzoeksgroep Mariene Biologie (MARBIOL), more, partner
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), more, sponsor

The processing techniques for hyperspectral images of tidal flats in order to be able to obtain maps of soil classification with discrimination of major grain classes and biota will be further developed and refined. The data will be linked to the erodibility of the surface as a function of geophysical and biotic soil characteristics. Erosion tests will be carried out in the laboratory and the field (using the In-Situ Erosion Flume of the University of Utrecht or another in-situ erosion device).

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