GGS Guest Lecture, “Optical Remote Sensing for Hydrographic Applications

Dr. Shackak Peeri will give a guest talk to students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, October 6th, from 3:00pm-4:15pm in Exploratory Hall room 2304 (GGS Conference Room), preliminary to his consideration as an affiliate faculty member.   Please send any questions to Dr. Matt Rice (rice@gmu.edu), and join us on Tuesday, October 6th at 3:00pm.
Optical remote sensing for hydrographic applications
Satellite remote sensing provides useful reconnaissance tool for mapping near-shore bathymetry, characterizing a coastal area and monitoring any seafloor changes that may have occurred since the last hydrographic survey of the area. The presentation will include review of research and operational work between the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping and NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey on the use of Landsat satellite imagery to map shallow-water bathymetry in a GIS environment over U.S. and international study sites. The results of the study provide NOAA and hydrographic offices around the world a better means to assess the adequacy of existing nautical charts in order to plan and prioritize the conduct of future hydrographic surveys.