There are various methods in use for determining depth from EO. However, according to various experts, none of the methods to derive data from these sensors has been standardized, all have their advantages and disadvantages and all require expert knowledge to derive products. Sensors currently deployed will be enhanced with those planned for launch in the next few years thereby compounding the difficulty of sensor selection and processing assumptions, algorithms and methods. This growing number of sensors to add to the extensive archive of 'imagery' currently available lends itself to a 'Multi-image approach' to data development as put forward by EOMap of Germany.
It is also considered that the applicability of crowd source bathymetry to SDB and vice versa may be relevant to this 'Mulit-image approach' as a source of ground truthing data and a means of data populating large areas of previously unsurveyed regions.
Goals of the Workshop
This workshop therefore seeks to discuss and review the various EO sensors, currently deployed and those to be deployed, and their applicability to the determination of bathymetry. In doing so it is intended to discuss any weakness in the current development programme and propose actions whereby these shortcomings can be addressed. Whilst the workshop will be driven from a technical perspective from a range of private sector, public and academic organizations it will be conducted in a spirit of professionalism, collaboration, mutual respect and trust. The objectives for the workshop are listed below:
- Discussion of the current and proposed EO sensors capable of providing or improving EO bathymetric data;
- Discussion of the current algorithms and developments that may be required;
- Discussion of merging data derived from various EO sensors and crowd source data into one standardized product;
- To propose from the above an action plan for the development of satellite derived bathymetry.
- Welcome to the Satellite Applications Catapult
- Scene setting presentations and Q&A
- Breakout sessions to develop subjects areas for future development
- Joint session to review subjects arising from the Breakout Sessions
- Formulation of an SDB development plan
Specific presentations on …
- Dave Benson - World View 3
- Sam Lavender - EO Data Sensors
- Tim Thornton - Crowd Sourcing Data
- Kieran Millard - Merging Bathymetric Datasets
Presentations will be followed by general discussions and break-out sessions to develop and prioritize key themes to progress within Catapult programmes and/or projects. Identifying a ‘champion’ with strong motivation in each priority will be a key objective of this process.