[Coral-List] Research Advice Needed

Anjali Bahuguna anjali at sac.isro.gov.in
Thu Mar 8 23:20:29 EST 2007

Dear Chris

The best tool available to generate data on habitats and monitor the changes 
is the satellite data-based mapping. The best data for your site would be 

All the best


Chris Zuidema <cmz7 at cornell.edu> said:

> Hello Coral-List
>  I am conducting a small-scale environmental impact assessment on a bay 
> of South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean, that is about to 
> undergo dredging. I am writing for some advice from the experts.
> I would like to create a habitat map of the bay which has an area of 
> about 1 to 1.5 km^2 and a depth range of 0.5 to 9 m. Habitat categories 
> within the bay include: seagrass beds, algal plains, sand plains and 
> reef flats. My question is: what would be the best method to accurately 
> map out these habitats so as to be able to confirm change after dredging?
>  My resources include boat, GPS, manta-tow, scuba and three people.
>  Thank you for the help,
>  Chris Zuidema
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Dr. Anjali Bahuguna
Scientist SF
MCED/MESG/RESIPA, Space Applications Centre (ISRO)
Ahmedabad - 15
Phone: 079-26914340
Fax: 079-26915825
e-mail: anjali at sac.isro.gov.in, anjalinupur at yahoo.co.in

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