Monitoring Coastlines for Citizen Science
CoastSnap relies on repeat photos at the same location to track how the coast is changing over time due to processes such as storms, rising sea levels, human activities and other factors. Using a specialised technique known as photogrammetry, CoastSnap turns photos of the Citizen Scientiests into valuable coastal data that is used by coastal scientists to understand and forecast how coastlines might change in the coming decades. Photogrammetry enables the position of the coastline to be pinpointed from the Coastsnaps to an accuracy similar to that of professional coastal survey teams.
Observing and uploading photos of the same location into the Citizen Science App helps coastal researchers to understand how that coastline is changing over time.