Twenty Years of Fashion Changes in Mapping the Great Barrier Reef

Twenty Years of Fashion Changes in Mapping the Great Barrier Reef

Event Type: 

  • Seminar


20 October, 2020 - 13:15 to 14:15

About the Event: 

Quick, pose for that drone selfie, or ‘dronie’ as those in the know call them! Drones are the latest trend in remote sensing fashion and are making a huge impact on the way we are able to capture our own data for analysis. High-end drones and sensors are now becoming increasingly available on the market as consumer demand soars for the latest techie tool. But what difference are they really making to science, and how have they progressed our knowledge of coral reef habitats? Over the past 20 years, we have seen the field of coral reef remote sensing science rapidly progress, and drones are just part of this story. And as we look to the future of the broader discipline and its potential applications, let’s first reflect on the past and some of the major fashion changes we’ve seen over this time. We’ll look at changes in sensors, platforms, data processing, and applications with a view to inspiring thought of futuristic fashion and just how that may look.

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About the Speaker: 

Karen Joyve

Dr Karen Joyce is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research at James Cook University, Australia. She graduated in 2005 with a PhD in Geographical Sciences from the University of Queensland. Her focus was on mapping live coral cover using remote sensing. Using her remote sensing expertise for a variety of applications, Karen has since worked as a Geomatic Engineering Officer in the Australian Army, developed models for spatially explicit mapping of recreation opportunities across New Zealand’s conservation estate, and developed techniques for integrating remote sensing into all phases of the disaster management cycle. Her primary area of interest is in creating, applying and automating remote sensing tools for environmental monitoring and management problems. While the environmental target may vary from marine and coastal through to savanna ecosystems, her common approach is to optimise models for rapid quantitative information extraction and communication purposes. To view Karen's research portfolio, please click here.

16 Oct 2020
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