Benthic Cover and Habitat Mapping

Value Added Products


EOMAP can map, classify and quantify the seafloor in shallow waters. Our benthic cover and habitat mapping methods are based on our value-added processing chain, which removes the distorting effects of the atmosphere, water surface and water column from the satellite imagery. This allows us an unbiased and focused view of the seafloor over vast areas, contrary to spotty data collected through diving transects. Together with our spectral databases and the expert knowledge of our image analysts, we turn satellite data into valuable and ready-to-use information on the nature of the seafloor. With our benthic cover and habitat mapping procedures, we can supply information for extended areas, significantly minimising or even completely avoiding time-consuming and risky on-site surveys, and even explore changes over time.

Advantages at a glance:

  • Improve on-site diving and sampling strategies.
  • Reduce or avoid time intensive on-site data collection.
  • Access up-to date spatial data.
  • Access development of seafloor and benthic habitats for the last 20 years.

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