Satellite Monitoring of Shoreline Nature
The resilience of coastal communities depends on the ability to predict the potential erosion and accretion of shorelines in a climate changing ocean. The Satellite Monitoring of Shoreline Nature (SaMSoN) program will use satellite imagery and other data to monitor the evolution of shorelines, including beaches and marshes. These data will help us develop predictive models for answering key questions: What will shorelines look like in 50 years with sea level rise and storms? How do built coastal defenses impact nearby and neighboring shorelines? Answering these questions will provide crucial information for decision making for coastal resilience and potential coastal retreat. This work is a collaboration with Northeastern University.