BIOSCape-Mapping of phytoplankton functional types from space in support of coastal resource management and decision support activities

Lead PI: Jinghui Wu , Dr. Joaquim I Goes , Helga do Rosario Gomes

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2022 - May 2025
Active
Indian Ocean ; Atlantic Ocean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The overarching goal of BIOSCape to develop a hyperspectral radiometric method to map the spatial distribution of phytoplankton functional types (PFT) across environmental gradients within three ecologically distinct but socio-economically vital bays, i.e. St Helena
[Namaqua Bioregion], Walker [Agulhas Bioregion] and Algoa [Agulhas Bioregion]. The proposed method will detect specific PFTs,taking advantage of the unique hyperspectral remote sensing reflectance (Rrs) signals arising from phytoplankton pigment variability.

SPONSOR:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

RESEARCH TEAM:

Jinghui Wu, Joaquim I. Goes, H.R.Gomes, T. Bornman and G. Pitcher

KEYWORDS

satellite remote sensing primary production

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate Sustainable living