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Development of an island habitat classification scheme for the Amirante Islands, Seychelles

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Abstract


  • Abstract—A collaborative expedition between Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Cambridge Coastal Research Unit and Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology – Marine Parks Authority (SCMRT-MPA) was conducted to the southern Seychelles, western Indian Ocean, in January 2005. This resulted in a series of habitat maps of the reefs and reef islands of the Amirantes Archipelago, derived from remotely-sensed Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) data. The procedures used in map development, image processing techniques and field survey methods are outlined. Habitat classification, and regional-scale comparisons of relative habitat composition are described. The study demonstrates the use of remote sensing data to construct digital habitat maps for the comparison of regional habitat coverage, a key function for coastal management.

UOW Authors


  •   Hamylton, Sarah
  •   Spencer, Tom (external author)
  •   Hagan, Annelise (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Hamylton, S., Spencer, T. & Hagan, A. (2010). Development of an island habitat classification scheme for the Amirante Islands, Seychelles. West Indian Ocean journal of marine science, 9 (1), 43-55.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2035&context=scipapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/995

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 43

End Page


  • 55

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Abstract—A collaborative expedition between Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation, Cambridge Coastal Research Unit and Seychelles Centre for Marine Research and Technology – Marine Parks Authority (SCMRT-MPA) was conducted to the southern Seychelles, western Indian Ocean, in January 2005. This resulted in a series of habitat maps of the reefs and reef islands of the Amirantes Archipelago, derived from remotely-sensed Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (CASI) data. The procedures used in map development, image processing techniques and field survey methods are outlined. Habitat classification, and regional-scale comparisons of relative habitat composition are described. The study demonstrates the use of remote sensing data to construct digital habitat maps for the comparison of regional habitat coverage, a key function for coastal management.

UOW Authors


  •   Hamylton, Sarah
  •   Spencer, Tom (external author)
  •   Hagan, Annelise (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Hamylton, S., Spencer, T. & Hagan, A. (2010). Development of an island habitat classification scheme for the Amirante Islands, Seychelles. West Indian Ocean journal of marine science, 9 (1), 43-55.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2035&context=scipapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/scipapers/995

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 43

End Page


  • 55

Volume


  • 9

Issue


  • 1