UAV surveys - kelp forests - August 2019

Surveys on kelp forests. UAV flights over Tussac Islands (Top, Bottom and Kelly rocks). The result of this survey is available at

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Last Updated January 27, 2022, 03:21 (PST)
Created January 27, 2022, 03:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Biota; flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Temporal Extent Start 2019-07-19
Temporal Extent End 2019-07-19
Dataset Reference Date 2020
Lineage For each site, a mapping mission flew a DJI-Phantom 4 pro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with an RGB camera mounted on it (FOV 84° 8.8 mm/24 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8–f/11 auto focus at 1 m–∞). The overlap of the images was 80%, and the height was between 70 and 100 m depending on coastal topography. The time of the day for the flights was between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The aerial images were processed using Agisoft Metashape. (Mora-Soto et al., 2020)
West Longitude -51.672
South Latitude -57.742
East Longitude -51.673
North Latitude -57.746
Spatial Reference System WGS84
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Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open
Resource Reference Mora-Soto A, Palacios M, Macaya EC, Gómez I, Huovinen P, Pérez-Matus A, Young M, Golding N, Toro M, Yaqub M, Macias-Fauria M. A High-Resolution Global Map of Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) Forests and Intertidal Green Algae (Ulvophyceae) with Sentinel-2 Imagery. Remote Sensing. 2020; 12(4):694.
Data Format tiff
Update Frequency Survey Completed
Accuracy 10cm
Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2022-01-27
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