The main goal of this project is to develop methodologies to large scale morphologic and sedimentary survey of sandy beaches. These methodologies are based on the use of satellite and digital image technologies to perform efficient monitoring programs. Specific objectives of this project are:
1) Development of a low cost and high resolution GPS prototype system, to be mounted on a land vehicle, appropriate for driving in sand. This system will allow an efficient morphologic survey of sandy beaches stretches with tens of kilometres, from which it is possible to build 3D digital elevation models and to characterise the main morphological features.
2) Development of a digital image prototype system for an automatic beach sand textural analysis. This system, when incorporated in a land vehicle and integrated with the GPS based system, will permit a geo-referenced real-time grain size quantification of a great number of samples along a sector under study.
3) Development of a morphodynamic model of a sandy beach sector with 65 kilometres of extension, which will work as a predictive tool regarding natural and human induced impacts.
|Start Date: 01-01-2008|
|End Date: 01-04-2011|
|Team: Telmo Reis Cunha|
|Groups: Wireless Circuits – Av|
|Partners: Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Aveiro), Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade de Évora, Universidade do Algarve|
|Local Coordinator: Telmo Reis Cunha|