Eelgrass is a vital aspect of many coastal ecosystems as it provides productive habitats for fishery resources. With the threat of global climate change comes the need for a more comprehensive understanding of marine ecosystem. Side-scan sonar imagery, towed/ROV video observations and acoustic seafloor classification techniques are easily integrated to delineate and study eelgrass beds.
Whether it’s a natural or manmade disturbance, Terra has the capability to monitor and provide a range of information on marine environments. These proven techniques can provide invaluable information in support of coastal ecosystem assessment and can help guide sustainable resource management.