Tidepooling is a good way to get outside & go explore a new area more in depth. I went out to Seacoast Science Center & Odiorne Park in Rye, NH, to see what I could capture with the Infragram camera.
What I want to do
I wanted to get outside & see what I could find along the shore. I tried out the Infragram camera to see what would show up.
My attempt and results
I took pics along the coast of New Hampshire & Maine around low tide. Now, I have a strong visual image that shows what plants can be found at low tide.
The above pics were from Seacoast Science Center & Odiorne State Park at Rye, NH. I found the contrast striking & am excited to see what results I'll get from balloon mapping similar areas.
Kittery Point, ME: Night shots, well lit from streetlights (below)
Wells Point Harbor, ME: Sandy Supplemental Appropriations Bill Funding, Salt Marsh
Remote and Subsistence Harbors USC Title 33 › Chapter 36 › Subchapter II › § 2242
Proposed changes: Harbor Maintenance Act of 2013
Subsistence Harbors (below)
Questions and next steps
The next step is to process the raw images into NDVI--just wanted to get more eyes on this.
What are some ways I could track changes in these seaweed beds? How could I track whether the seaweed & seagrasses are covering more area or moving closer to the shore?
Could this be used in Oyster Restoration projects?
In the future, I could send up the Infragram camera on a balloon or kite to gather aerial imagery of the coast at low tide. The images could be added to Mapknitter to make a map displaying plant health.