Biophysical Modeling of Caribbean Mangroves using UAS Imagery and GIS
Authors: George Raber, Steve Schill
Using a relatively inexpensive Unmanned Aerial Survey system, mangrove forests around the Caribbean were mapped using low-cost modified multi-spectral camera systems. These data were processed using photogrammetric software to produce orthophoto mosaics and DSMs. GIS data analysis was performed to model various biophysical measurements related to the mangroves. The results demonstrate that the UAS platform and camera system is a viable tool for resource managers to monitor mangrove environments.