Greater intensity storms and high sea levels mean that our coastal environments will be affected now more than ever. Coastal management of shorelines, beaches, and dune mapping will be an important component in addressing the problem of shoreline erosion. Current methods for management include flying for aerial orthoimagery and LiDAR after storms, but both of these are costly and overly time consuming. Team Coastline is working to use drones to provide high resolution images of shorelines along with 3D digital surface models following storms to track shoreline erosion rates and dune volume changes and assist with post-storm recovery.
Meet the Team
Pictured from left to right are Ryan Hull (Senior, Computer Engineering), Son Nguyen (Senior, Electrical Engineering), Cody Ryan (Senior, Geography), Nathaniel Chandler (Senior, Electrical Engineering), Jonathon Rigney (Senior, Computer Engineering), and Brian Duvall (Graduate Student, Engineering).