Senior Lecturer, School of Earth Sciences
Research Fellow, Oceans Graduate School
Satellite remote sensing techniques can be applied to map coastal benthic habitats and bathymetry. The accuracy and repeatability of satellite benthic and bathymetric mapping depends on having a good understanding of the reflectance of the atmosphere, sea-surface, water column and seabed. This project will assist in the development of a novel SplashDrone (https://www.swellpro.com/waterproof-splash-drone.html) that can land on the water surface and is equipped with a bespoke measurement package to obtain in situ training and validation data for remote-sensing algorithm development. The student(s) will assist in the development and integration of the microcontroller and sensor data-acquisition system and field testing of the system in the Swan River.