Projects

Testing new, innovative and affordable technologies for monitoring and visualizing the impacts of sea level rise, erosion and storm surges on coastal environments

By January 10, 2021January 20th, 2021No Comments
Institution: University of Prince Edward Island
Theme: Environmental change
Area of Vulnerability: Coastal communities

Principal investigator

Adam Fenech, University of Prince Edward Island

Call

Cycle II, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. Projects

The heart of the project is the application of a LiDAR sensor aboard a fixed-wing small unmanned aerial vehicle to capture imagery: this will in turn be used to develop a tool that visualizes sea level rise, coastal erosion and storm surges for the vulnerable First Nations community on Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island. The Lennox Island approach to climate visualization has been shared with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) which has asked for future discussions on collaborating on methodology development.