This month I am beginning work on a Google-funded research project aiming to develop new remote sensing methods for mapping intertidal areas in the Google Earth Engine.
Intertidal flats are among the world’s most widespread ecosystems, yet we have no idea of their global extent or even their location in some areas. Using the Google Earth Engine, we will use millions of satellite images and cloud computing to develop the first global map of intertidal ecosystems.
This project will build on much of my previous work, including developing methods for mapping the intertidal zone (Murray et al., 2012) and tracking change of these ecosystems at continental scales (Murray et al., 2014, Dhanjal-Adams et al., 2016). The project is in collaboration with A/Prof Richard Fuller and Prof Stuart Phinn of the University of Queensland.