publication . Article . 2020

Sentinel-2 remote sensing of Zostera noltei-dominated intertidal seagrass meadows

Nicolas Harin; Anthony Le Bris; Anthony Le Bris; Anne-Laure Barillé; Laurent Barillé; Philippe Rosa; Lazaros Spaias; Kathrin Poser; Steef Peters; Pierre Gernez; ...
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Dec 2020
  • Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Accurate habitat mapping methods are urgently required for the monitoring, conservation, and management of blue carbon ecosystems and their associated services. This study focuses on exposed intertidal seagrass meadows, which play a major role in the functioning of nearshore ecosystems. Using Sentinel-2 (S2) data, we demonstrate that satellite remote sensing can be used to map seagrass percent cover (SPC) and leaf biomass (SB), and to characterize its seasonal dynamics. In situ radiometric and biological data were acquired from three intertidal meadows of Zostera noltei along the European Atlantic coast in the summers of 2018 and 2019. This information allowed a...
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free text keywords: Zostera noltei, Seasonal cycle, Earth observation, Water framework directive, Mudflats, Computers in Earth Sciences, Soil Science, Geology, Blue carbon, Environmental science, Remote sensing, biology.organism_classification, biology, Ecosystem, Seagrass, Habitat, Intertidal zone, Bay
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EC| CoastObs
Project
CoastObs
Commercial service platform for user-relevant coastal water monitoring services based on Earth observation
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 776348
  • Funding stream: H2020 | IA
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Rural Digital Europe
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