Virginie Lafon

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This work presents preliminary results about the use of TerraSAR-X imagery for mapping intertidal habitats (oyster parks, seagrass meadows of Zostera noltii, sediments) along coastal lagoons (Arcachon lagoon, France). The combination of SAR and optical data appears to be useful to improve the discrimination of the various sediment and vegetation covers into(More)
The Marennes-Oléron Bay, hosting the largest oyster production in France, is influenced by the historic polymetallic pollution of the Gironde Estuary. Despite management efforts and decreasing emissions in the Gironde watershed, cadmium levels in oysters from the bay are close to the consumption limit (5 μg g(-1) dw, EC). From mid April to mid July 2009, we(More)
The accurate measurement of suspended particulate matter (SPM) concentrations in coastal waters is of crucial importance for ecosystem studies, sediment transport monitoring, and assessment of anthropogenic impacts in the coastal ocean. Ocean color remote sensing is an efficient tool to monitor SPM spatio-temporal variability in coastal waters. However,(More)
At the end of the SPOT4 mission, a four-month experiment was conducted in 2013 to acquire high spatial (20 m) and high temporal (5 days) resolution satellite data. In addition to the SPOT4 (Take5) dataset, we used several Landsat5, 7, 8 images to document the variations in suspended particulate matter (SPM) concentration in the turbid Gironde and Loire(More)
This study evaluates the potential of wavelet-based texture multivariate modeling for the detection of cultivated oyster fields and their differentiation from abandoned fields in Very High Resolution panchromatic PLEIADES data. The proposed models are tested in a supervised classification context using a training database composed of extracted image patches(More)
The Kalideos databases, initiated in 2001, aim at providing researchers with time series of multi-sensors and multiresolution remote sensing imagery. Up to now, four reference datasets have been developed over multi-thematic sites. Each dataset has been used for various thematic applications: crop modelling; decision making aid in agriculture, land use(More)
Specimens of the hydrothermal mussel Bathymodiolus azoricus collected in Menez Gwen hydrothermal vent field (NE Atlantic) during 2002-2003 were examined for feeding patterns variations through three seasons. The fatty acid profile and lipid classes of the mussels were studied, together with the MODIS/AQUA-derived near-surface chlorophyll a to test the(More)
This paper presents the hyperspectral field measurements acquired at Arcachon (France) over sediments and vegetation species characteristic of the macrotidal lagoon. The reflectance spectra are analyzed to define the variables of interest in order to propose a classification scheme useful for management purposes. The main results show that coupling winter(More)