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Semi-automated mapping and characterisation of coral reef mounds : Mingulay Reef proof of concept

Gafeira Goncalves, J.; Diaz Doce, D.; Long, D.. 2015 Semi-automated mapping and characterisation of coral reef mounds : Mingulay Reef proof of concept. British Geological Survey, 13pp. (IR/15/042) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes a new approach to map coral reef mounds. The study area used for this mapping exercise is located approximately 13 km east of the island of Mingulay (56°50′N, 7°30′W) and is known as the Mingulay Reef Complex. The approach adopted consists on the combination of the Bathymetric Position Index tool for habitat mapping and the semi-automated mapping method developed initially to map pockmarks at seabed. During this exercise, 354 coral reefs were successfully mapped. The results of this test-of-concept supported the creation of a customised tool for semi-automated mapping of cold-water coral reefs, to derive coral mound attributes from multibeam datasets without interpreter bias.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed. This report made open by J Gafeira in August 2016
Date made live: 18 Aug 2016 15:49 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/514282

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