Synthetic Aperture Sonar as a tool for fine-scale geological characterization

Climate-induced changes to the range and distribution patterns of benthic habitats are predicted to occur in many parts of the world’s oceans. Our ability to survey the seafloor at the resolution and spatial scale necessary to identify habitats and habitat changes is a major technical challenge that requires development and application of new mapping technologies that can produce higher resolution data, faster than before, and at lower overall costs. Using SAS survey data collected in the North Atlantic, we will develop and evaluate SAS as an effective tool for ocean floor mapping, habitat classification and environmental monitoring, including development of survey strategies and data processing workflow to optimize survey coverage area and resolution.

Faculty Supervisor:

John Jamieson;Katleen Robert


Caroline Gini


Kraken Robotics


Geography / Geology / Earth science




Memorial University of Newfoundland


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