Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves

Research and Techniques for Visualizing Benthic Environments

  • Charles W. Finkl
  • Christopher Makowski

Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Historical Development of Seafloor Mapping and Survey

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christopher Makowski, Charles W. Finkl
      Pages 3-49
  3. Environmental/Biological Survey of Coastal and Shelf Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Vanessa L. Lucieer, Alexander L. Forrest
      Pages 53-67
    3. Francisco Gutierres, Ana Cláudia Teodoro, Eusébio Reis, Carlos Neto, José Carlos Costa
      Pages 69-104
    4. Victor V. Klemas
      Pages 125-140
  4. Physical Surveys of Coasts and Seafloor Exploration on Continental Shelves

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Dafydd Lloyd Jones, Robert Langman, Ian Reach, John Gribble, Nigel Griffiths
      Pages 245-259
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-293

About this book


This university-level reference work covers a range of remote sensing techniques that are useful for mapping and visualizing benthic environments on continental shelves. Chapters focus on overviews of the history and future of seafloor mapping techniques, cartographical visualisation and communication of seafloor mapping, and practical applications of new technologies. Seabed mapping is referenced by high-resolution seismic methods, sidescan sonar, multibeam bathymetry, satellite imagery, LiDAR, acoustic backscatter techniques, and soundscape ecology monitoring, use of autonomous underwater vehicles, among other methods. The wide breadth of subjects in this volume provides diversified coverage of seafloor imaging. This collection of modern seafloor mapping techniques summarizes the state of the art methods for mapping continental shelves.


Benthic Habitats and Continental Shelf Marine Geology and Continental Shelf Remote Sensing and Continental Shelf Seafloor Mapping and Remote Sensing Coastal Mapping

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles W. Finkl
    • 1
  • Christopher Makowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Coastal Education & Research FoundationFletcherUSA
  2. 2.Coastal Education & Research FoundationCoconut CreekUSA

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