High-Res Satellite Data for Mapping Benthic Habitats in Turbid Waters

With respect to the Swedish environmental goals, consideration should be given, in connection with fishing, shipping and other uses of seas and water areas, as well as construction and other development in coastal and archipelago areas, to the productive capacity, biological diversity, natural and cultural assets and outdoor recreation assets of the water areas. These considerations require knowledge and information about the status of the subsurface environment and the need for mapping of these areas has increased. During many years, information about these areas has been collected through field investigations. These field surveys generate point wise data with high level of detail, but only for a very limited area. Satellite data that covers larger areas could be a good complement to these field investigations and a support for planing activities.

The general goal is to investigate the possibilities to develop a method for classification and mapping of hard- and soft bottoms and different vegetation types in shallow coastal areas. The purpose is to derive information that will facilitate the environmental work and decision making for a number of authorities.

Classification of shallow sea beds in high resolution satellite data

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Customers and Partners

County Administrative Board of Östergötland

Erik Årnfelt

Municipality of Norrköping

Eva Siljeholm

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Cecilia Lindblad

Swedish National Space Board

World Wide Fund for nature - WWF

Classification of shallow sea beds – a pilot study east of Gräsö

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Customers and Partners

County Administrative Board of Stockholm

Ingrid Nordeman

County Administrative Board of Uppsala

Erik Törnblom

Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Ulf Bergström

Swedish Board of Fisheries

see: Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Cecilia Lindblad

Swedish National Space Board