GIS mapping of seagrass meadows

Based on the survey results, we went to the seagrass areas where fishermen said they had observed dugongs. We dived to verify that seagrass meadows were in the location, and we took GIS points, in order to produce a more precise map of the ecosystem.

  • Identification of hotspots for seagrass beds and dugongs
  • Ground truthing by boat and snorkel

It is important and necessary to have a baseline map of the initial state (for reference) of the meadows in order to observe their evolution.