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Submarine landscapes in coastal areas using high resolution remote sensing: case of study - Suape port lagoon system

Grant number: 15/18011-4
Support type:Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants
Duration: March 01, 2016 - August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal Investigator:Luis Americo Conti
Grantee:Luis Americo Conti
Home Institution: Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades (EACH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Alexander Turra ; Roberto Lima Barcellos


This project aims the study of morphosedimentary characteristics of a coastal region of the Estuarine complex of Suape Harbour - Pernambuco State, Brazil. The analisys will focus on the relationship between the physical and geological parameters with the local biodiversity and the determination of new methods of coastal monitoring and management based on remote sensing and GIS framework. Especificaly we propose a bathymetric and textural mapping based on high resolution remote sensing images (WorldView 2/3 sattelites) and the development/adaptation of methodologies of marine and coastal habitat mapping and coastal landscape modeling in order to propose new ways to characterize and assess coastal zones management programs and propose empirical relationships between environmental variables and climate changes in short and medium time scale. (AU)