The group has extensive experience in planning and undertaking seabed mapping surveys utilising remotely sensed (e.g. multibeam, side-scan sonar, seismic) and ground truthing (sediment sampling with grabs and cores, underwater video and photography with ROV and towed cameras) mapping techniques. The group can also process and interpret data obtained through these surveys using specialised data processing software (e.g. CODA, Fledermaus, etc.).
There is a proficiency in laboratory skills (e.g. particle size analysis, sediment core logging), integration within Geographical Information System (GIS) and production of final mapping products. Coastal survey skills include the use of tide gauges, current meters, GPS, sediment drilling equipment and sedimentation plates for investigating coastal environments and monitoring coastal changes. Staff contribute to academic teaching in Seabed Mapping, Marine Spatial Planning, Integrated Coastal Zone Management and GIS.
Point of Contact - Max Kozachenko