[Coral-List] LiDAR remote sensing session at upcoming Oceans Sciences Meeting

Sam Purkis purkis at nova.edu
Fri Aug 14 11:33:31 EDT 2009

Dear all,

Further to previous posts that advertised the existence of reef-focused 
sessions at the 2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting in Portland, Oregon (Feb. 
22-26), we would like to highlight an interdisciplinary session entitled 
'Coastal Science Based on LiDAR'. This laser-based remote sensing 
technology has found particular utility in reef science. Beyond being 
extensively used to map reef geomorphology, high-resolution LiDAR seafloor 
topography has been shown relevant to the understanding of the geological 
evolution of reef systems, as well providing context as to the control 
imparted by seabed roughness and complexity on the diversity and abundance 
of fishes, to name but a few applications.

This session, convened by John Brock (USGS) and Sam Purkis (NCRI), can be 
viewed at:


using session ID# IT09


Sam Purkis and John Brock

Sam Purkis, PhD
National Coral Reef Institute (Asst. Professor)
Oceanographic Center
Nova Southeastern University
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FL 33004

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