3D PHOTOGRAMMETRY

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.

TECHNOLOGY

Fusing the science of photogrammetry, 3D modelling technology, and SCUBA diving.

TOOLS

Methodology and toolset consisting of a reference framework for recording and measuring, 3D modeling application, specially designed scale markers, and optimised photography gear.

TEAM

Our team includes field specialists such as highly experienced divers, photographers, 3D modeling and reconstruction experts, and marine biologists.

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DETAILED AND

TRUE TO SCALE

3D model of deployed artificial reef structures that can be used for research and presentations.

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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.

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DEVELOPMENT

Enables the investigation of artificial reef structures over time.

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UPDATES

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

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EXAMPLE OUTCOME

SAIREE REEF CORAL, Koh Tao Thailand

-May 26th, 2020