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Spatial analysis of multibeam acoustic data for the predictiion of marine substrates and benthic communities in temperate coastal waters

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Lucieer, VL and Hill, Nicole and Barrett, NS and Nichol, S, Spatial analysis of multibeam acoustic data for the predictiion of marine substrates and benthic communities in temperate coastal waters, The GEOSS Era: Towards Operational Environmental Monitoring, 10-15 April 2011, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. On USB. (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

The combined use of acoustic backscatter and bathymetric data generated by multibeam echo-sounders provides a powerful tool to investigate substrate characteristics at fine spatial scales across large areas. New methods are now required to assess the links between the identification of physical substrate classes from multibeam data with visually classified classes from AUV data. In this paper, we use statistical algorithms to describe the patterns between the physical covariates derived from both the multibeam data, and substrate type observed in AUV images. We then use these relationships to predict substrate type and describe the biological biotopes across the mapped extent of south eastern Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:habitat mapping, marine management, multibeam, texture analysis, substrate prediction
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Author:Lucieer, VL (Dr Vanessa Lucieer)
Author:Hill, Nicole (Dr Nicole Hill)
Author:Barrett, NS (Dr Neville Barrett)
ID Code:75672
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2012-02-09
Last Modified:2012-02-09
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