Detailed and recurring 3D reconstructions of natural and artificial reef structures using photogrammetry. This technique can be used to improve and support the monitoring of coral reef health and function.
Fusing the science of photogrammetry, 3D modelling technology, and SCUBA diving.
Methodology and toolset consisting of a reference framework for recording and measuring, 3D modeling application, specially designed scale markers, and optimised photography gear.
Our team includes field specialists such as highly experienced divers, photographers, 3D modeling and reconstruction experts, and marine biologists.
TRUE TO SCALE
3D model of deployed artificial reef structures that can be used for research and presentations.
DATA FOR RESEARCH
To measure the habitat complexity of the artificial reef and determine how the reef architecture affects reef organisms such as invertebrates and fish as well as coral growth.
Enables the investigation of artificial reef structures over time.
Monitoring of conservation efforts and evolution of artificial structures .
SURVEY TECHNIQUE AND OUTCOME
Non-invasive investigative technique
Cost effective approach
Assessment of underwater structures and ecosystems
Immediately comparable datasets
High spatial resolution that can be scaled up to higher levels of biological organization
Accurate representation down to 1mm