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Multi-scale image segmentation of multibeam backscatter data for benthic monitoring


Lucieer, VL and Siwabessy, JW and Huang, Z and Hayes, K, Multi-scale image segmentation of multibeam backscatter data for benthic monitoring, GeoHab (Maine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping), 5th - 9th May 2014, Lorne, Australia, pp. 62. (2014) [Conference Extract]


In the last decade seabed classification and mapping has developed as one of the most active areas of marine science. However, the translation of acoustic data into spatial products has been challenged by two important concepts: scale and habitat classification accuracy. Although acknowledged in the habitat mapping literature as being important, these two issues are receiving surprisingly little attention. Relationships between seabed habitat classes (as objects) and the scales they can be accurately are identified at are explored in this research in the context of mapping for marine protected area assessment where specific seabed geomorphometry classes are required to be accurately identified. The benefits for coupling multi-scale analysis and seabed habitat classes delineated using geomorphometry, are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
UTAS Author:Lucieer, VL (Dr Vanessa Lucieer)
ID Code:91380
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2014-05-16
Last Modified:2014-05-19

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