FWS Submissions


Wetland Identification and Change Detection

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:12

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the  FWS are collaborating to develop a multi-sensor, multi-frequency remote sensing approach to mapping and monitoring wetlands for the Great Lakes coastline and basin. One of the main purposes of this project is to prepare for the upcoming launch of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) by determining how simulated compact polarimetry can be used to map and monitor ephemeral coastal wetlands with multitemporal submeter optical satellite imagery.


Vegetation Surface Canopy Digital Elevation Models

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 14:12

As part of a larger Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Remote Sensing project led by the FWS, Jim Klassen with SharedGeo automatically derived 2-m vegetation surface canopy digital elevation models from stereo submeter optical satellite imagery using the National Science Foundation's Blue Waters supercomputer.  This is one early example where imagery was compared to previous models derived from digital stereo aerial imagery and lidar imagery.