Datasets of Drone-based Imagery to Enhance Emergent Vegetation Biomonitoring

Data Resource
August 2022

About the project

The 2020-2022 catalyst project  Bridging the gap between quadrats and satellites: assessing utility of drone-based imagery to enhance emergent vegetation biomonitoring conducted a regionally coordinated effort, working in salt marshes and mangroves within six reserves in the Southeast and Caribbean. The team developed, assessed and collaboratively refined a UAS-based tidal wetlands monitoring protocol aimed at entry-level UAS users. 

About the data

The dataset description outlines the parameters measured, locations studied, and the data file format for the twelve datasets generated by the project:

  1. Field wetland vegetation survey at North Carolina (NOC) NERR
  2. UAS wetland vegetation survey at North Carolina (NOC) NERR
  3. Field wetland vegetation survey at North Inlet-Winyah Bay (NIW) NERR
  4. UAS wetland vegetation survey at North Inlet-Winyah Bay (NIW) NERR
  5. Field wetland vegetation survey at Ashepoo, Combahee, Edisto Basin (ACE) NERR
  6. UAS wetland vegetation survey at Ashepoo, Combahee, Edisto Basin (ACE) NERR
  7. Field wetland vegetation survey at Sapelo Island (SAP) NERR
  8. UAS wetland vegetation survey at Sapelo Island (SAP) NERR
  9. Field wetland vegetation survey at Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) NERR
  10. UAS wetland vegetation survey at Guana Tolomato Matanzas (GTM) NERR
  11. Field wetland vegetation survey at Jobos Bay (JOB) NERR
  12. UAS wetland vegetation survey at Jobos Bay (JOB) NERR

Data access: The datasets for this project have been archived with the NERRS Centralized Data Management Office and can be downloaded after completing a data request form. Click the blue "Request Data" button in the upper right corner of this page. 

Questions about these datasets can be directed to:

Brandon Puckett, North Carolina NERR, brandon.puckett@noaa.gov