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—The Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) Survey (SHOALS) consists of a bathymetric LiDAR system that provides high-precision measurements of water depth. Although the acquisition is focused on depth accuracy, the return signal, i.e., waveform, contains other relevant information because of integration signatures(More)
Epi-macrobenthic species richness, abundance and composition are linked with type, assemblage and structural complexity of seabed habitat within coastal ecosystems. However, the evaluation of these habitats is highly hindered by limitations related to both waterborne surveys (slow acquisition, shallow water and low reactivity) and water clarity (turbid for(More)
— This article presents early results of the FUDOTERAM project using bathymetric LiDAR data acquired with the SHOALS-3000, the latest bathymetric LiDAR system from Optech. The survey area is in the coastal zone along the northern shore of Chaleurs Bay, in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. The project aimed to apply the SHOALS-3000 to geological(More)
SUMMARY Coastal Erosion is a complex spatial dynamic phenomenon that threatens the coastal regions around the word and has a significant impact on social, economical and environmental aspects of people livings in these regions. Hence, coastal erosion risk assessment techniques require integrating several sources of data to provide a coherent and complete(More)
Water-land interfaces develop such heterogeneous ecological niches that the natural capital, deeply correlated with biodiversity, of these biotopes embodies one of the most important on earth. In these systems, widely dispersed field or ship-based observations and lack of broad scale data have historically precluded quantification of large-scale patterns(More)
— The Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne LiDAR Survey (SHOALS) consists of a bathymetric LiDAR system which provides high precision measurements of water depth. Even though the acquisition is focused on depth accuracy, the return signal, i.e. waveform, contains other relevant information because of integration signatures from the water surface, the(More)
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