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The Coastal Ecosystem Mapping and Media Viability Project

30 Nov 2016

The Coastal Ecosystem Mapping and Media Utility project applied advanced and pioneering unmanned aerial vehicle technology with companion software and mobile app to explore the viability of an innovative communications tool. It further evaluated the feasibility of mapping and assessing the geographic extent of coastal blue carbon ecosystems in a low cost and quantitative way.

The Coastal Ecosystem Mapping and Media Viability Project is an Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) led initiative in partnership with GRID-Arendal and the environmental consultancy group Five Oceans Environmental Services (5OES). This project is also supported by Sharjaah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), Dubai Municipality, and the GEF Blue Forests Project

We graciously would like to acknowledge the support of Ahmed Baharoon for his foresight in believing in new technologies.

For more information on the project please visit http://agedi.org/ 

Status: Completed

Type: Partner Publications

Author: Rob Barnes, Levi Westerveld, Jane Glavan

Year of publication: 2016

Publisher: AGEDI

Place of publication: Arendal, Norway

Tags: blue carbon coastal ecosystems technology&innovation UAV drone unmanned aerial vehicle

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