Workpackage 5

Signal Processing and Seafloor Classification

Task 5.1: Spectral, wavelet, and statistical analyses of geomorphology of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) constructed on basis of opto-acoustics

Task 5.2: Model consultation and validation of calibrated sounders and LiDAR classifiers

Task 5.3: Signal processing methods of optical and acoustical data to extract additional information from the seabed surface, from volume backscattering of the shallow sub-bottom, and from backscatter signals in the water column by vegetation

Objectives of workpackage 5:

  • Efficient processing and reliable algorithms for extraction of highly dimensional datasets
  • Generation of habitat specific indicator variables
  • Validation of calibrated echosounders and algorithms at reference test sites