In some developing countries, the information available to plan and prioritise hydrographic surveys is typically based on visual inspection of existing nautical charts. However, due to the age of many existing charts and lack of availability of the original source data from which they were compiled (e.g., smooth sheets) this type of analysis is often quite limited. A study was conducted to evaluate the use of a satellite-derived bathymetry (SDB) procedure to map shallow-water bathymetry in a GIS environment, and to identify areas that require a new hydrographic survey. Publically available, multispectral satellite imagery and published algorithms are used to derive estimates of the bathymetry. The study results indicate a potential use of the procedure by national hydrographic offices as a reconnaissance tool
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
17, Issue 7
Pe'eri, Shachak; Azuike, Chukwuma; and Parrish, Christopher, "Satellite-Derived Bathymetry a Reconnaissance Tool for Hydrography" (2013). Hydro International. 1119.