Story Map: Using Satellite Imagery and Supercomputers to Map Habitats

Multimedia Resource
February 2020

About this resource

This story map explains mangrove habitat change at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve from 2010-2018, illustrating mangrove damage and recovery from Hurricane Irma. The storymap describes a habitat mapping process developed in partnership with researchers at the University of South Florida that used high-resolution commercial satellite images and advanced high-speed computation to quickly and accurately map mangrove habitat at the 110,000-acre reserve.

This resource was developed as part of a collaborative project that tested a new automated habitat mapping technique at the Rookery Bay Reserve. 


Schmid, Jill. Using Satellite Imagery and Supercomputers to Map Habitats. December 6, 2019.

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