ME006:
Remote Sensing of Coral Reef Ecosystems


Session ID#: 28702

Session Description:
Coral reefs provide key ecosystem goods and services, but are also sensitive ecosystems easily affected by both local and global perturbations. While many field studies provide crucial information and knowledge on coral reef structure and function at molecule to community scales, airborne and satellite remote sensing techniques are the only way to study reefs at the scale of the whole ecosystem. Until recently, most remote sensors were not very well suited to study coral reefs because of limitations associated with their broad bands and limited spatial resolution. A new generation of sensors are now available allowing remote sensing applications to go beyond the classic bathymetry estimates or habitat mapping. The aim of this session is to bring together scientists working on new remote sensing applications and methods for coral reef studies, such as NASA’s COral Reef Airborne Laboratory (CORAL) mission and NASA’s HyspIRI Hawaii campaign. In particular, we welcome investigations that use recent instruments or have developed new approaches to study coral reefs at the ecosystem level.
Primary Chair:  Eric J Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda
Co-chairs:  Michelle M Gierach, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Eric J Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda and Steven G Ackleson, S A Ocean Services, Falls Church, VA, United States
Index Terms:

4220 Coral reef systems [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4275 Remote sensing and electromagnetic processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Karsten A Shein, NOAA Asheville, Asheville, NC, United States, James Cass Hendee, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Miami, FL, United States and Miranda Camp, Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Little Cayman, Cayman Islands
Joel P Scott1,2, Lachlan Ian William McKinna1,2 and Jeremy Werdell1, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Science Applications International Corporation, McLean, VA, United States
Steven G Ackleson, S A Ocean Services, Falls Church, VA, United States and Wesley Moses, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States
Simon D Donner1, Alex Tso2 and Gregory JM Rickbeil2, (1)University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, (2)University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
Yvonne Sawall, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St. George's, NULL, Bermuda, Eric J Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda and Ashley Miller, Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Bremen, Germany
Chiara Pisapia1, Sam Ginther2, Eric J Hochberg3 and Robert Carpenter2, (1)California State University of Northridge, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)California State University of Northridge, CA, United States, (3)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda
David Flanagan1, K. Adem Ali1, Marilyn Brandt2, Joseph D. Ortiz3 and Tyler B Smith2, (1)College of Charleston, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States, (2)University of the Virgin Islands, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, St. Thomas, United States, (3)Kent State University, Department of Geology, Kent, OH, United States
Arlett Astrid Rosado Torres, Ismael Marino-Tapia and César Acevedo Ramírez, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, Marine Resources Department, Merida, Mexico
Tom William Bell, Gregory Okin and Kyle C Cavanaugh, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Geography, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Dionysios E Raitsos, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), Plymouth, United Kingdom, Robert J W Brewin, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, United Kingdom, Peng Zhan, Earth Sciences and Engineering Program, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Denis Dreano, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, Yaswant Pradhan, UK Met Office, Reading, United Kingdom, Gerrit B Nanninga, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom and Ibrahim Hoteit, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Rodrigo Alejandro Garcia1, Zhongping Lee1, Brandon James Russell2 and Heidi M Dierssen2, (1)University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States
Ved Chirayath, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States and NASA NeMO-Net Science Team
Stacy Peltier, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St. George, Bermuda, Eric J Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda and Steven Dollar, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States
Hannah Lynn Schlaerth1, Dulcinea Avouris1, David Flanagan2, Marilyn Brandt3, Tyler B Smith3, K. Adem Ali2 and Joseph D. Ortiz1, (1)Kent State University, Department of Geology, Kent, OH, United States, (2)College of Charleston, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Charleston, SC, United States, (3)University of the Virgin Islands, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies, St. Thomas, United States
Eric J Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda and Michelle M Gierach, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Steven Dollar, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States and Eric J Hochberg, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda
Brandon James Russell1, Heidi Dierssen2, Rodrigo Alejandro Garcia3 and Zhongping Lee3, (1)University of Connecticut, Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (2)University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton, CT, United States, (3)University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, United States
Eghbert Elvan Ampou, Organization Not Listed, Jembrana, Indonesia

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