CoastSat an open-source toolbox to extract time-series of shoreline change from publicly available satellite imagery

Satellite technology currently offers medium-resolution (10 to 30 meters) images at high temporal frequency (~5 days between images) at any location in the world. Publicly available satellite imagery spanning the last three decades has the potential to provide coastal engineers, managers, and scientists with detailed information on past shoreline changes.
CoastSat an open-source toolbox to extract time-series of shoreline change from publicly available satellite imagery

Satellite technology currently offers medium-resolution (10 to 30 meters) images at high temporal frequency (~5 days between images) at any location in the world. Publicly available satellite imagery spanning the last three decades has the potential to provide coastal engineers, managers, and scientists with detailed information on past shoreline changes.

This presentation will introduce a new open-source shoreline mapping toolbox (CoastSat) that enables users to obtain time-series of shoreline change at any sandy coastline worldwide from 30+ years (and growing) of publicly available satellite imagery.  

An analysis comparing satellite-derived shoreline position to ground-truth data at 5 diverse sites reveals the temporal scales of shoreline variability (e.g., over the time scales of a single storm event, beach rotation, seasonal changes, long-term erosion/accretion trends, and engineering interventions) that can be resolved using satellite imagery. This analysis informs a discussion of the applicability and limitations of satellite remote sensing in the field of coastal sciences and engineering

 
SPEAKER 

Kilian Vos – Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney 

Kilian joined the Water Research Laboratory, University of New South Wales, as a PhD candidate in February 2018, after receiving a MSc in Environmental Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).

Current PhD research focuses on satellite remote sensing and its applications in coastal engineering.

 

 

 

Date
17 / 06 / 2019 - 05:30 pm to 08:30 pm
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AEST
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Registration Closes
17 / 06 / 2019 05:30 pm
Venue
Engineers Australia Harricks Auditorium
Ground Floor
8 Thomas Street
Chatswood
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New South Wales
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2067
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Key Speaker(s)
Kilian Vos
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Coastal, Ocean and Port Engineering Panel (COPEP)
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