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EPSRC Reference: GR/N23721/01
Title: SYNERGY OF GPS DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMMETRY & INSAR FOR COASTAL ZONE MONITORING
Principal Investigator: Mills, Professor JP
Other Investigators:
Pethick, Professor J Clarke, Professor PJ
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Aerial Imaging Systems Kodak Ltd Scarborough Borough Council
Department: Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Organisation: Newcastle University
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 April 2000 Ends: 31 March 2003 Value (£): 62,573
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Coastal & Waterway Engineering Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Water No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Environment
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The issue of coastal zone management is becoming increasingly important to Maritime Councils and Operating Authorities who are faced with problems of erosion, flooidng, landslips and other phenomena that affect coastal assets within their administrative boundaries. Of growing importance in the management process is the monitoring of sensitive areas of coastaline in order to better understand the mechanisms and to try and predict the coastal evolution. Despite the importance attached to this in many Shoreline Management Plans, no satisfactory solution to systematically monitor large areas of coastline currently exists.This proposal will determine the optimum solution for coastal monitoring issues by deriving synergy from three integrated measurement technologies. These technologies are the Global Positioning System (GPS), digital photogrammetry and Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR). Individually, each is capable of providing a partial contribution towards monitoring coastal change. Through incorporating GPS and digital photogrammetry together using the technique of least squares surface matching and utilising all-weather InSAR imagery to provide regular updates to the model, an optimum deformation assessment technique for large areas of coastaline will be developed.
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