Outputs

Links to the main outputs from our work:

Software Download

RSOBIA - Remotely sensed Object Based Image Analysis Toolbar for ArcMap 10.x. Toolbar for ArcMap 10.x for OBIA.  Takes multi-layered raster imagery and segments data into geographic areas with similar statistical properties. 
 

Video materials

CODEMAP has its own video library on the NOC News YouTube channel! With short documentaries, stunning clips of marine life, and demonstration videos of the new techniques in 3D mapping of submarine canyons.

 

Protocol Documents

Handy summaries of the main techniques and methods developed during the CODEMAP project, with reference to relevant literature and full description:

1. Objective mapping of complex marine landscapes

2. RSOBIA: a new OBIA toolbox and toolbar for ArcGIS

3. Mapping vertical and overhanging terrain in the deep sea

4. Using landscape indices to explain biological patterns

 

Papers

Fernandez-Arcaya, U. et al., 2017. Ecological role of submarine canyons and need for canyon conservation: a review. Frontiers in Marine Science.

De Clippele, L.H. et al., 2016. Using novel acoustic and visual mapping tools to predict the small-scale spatial distribution of live biogenic reef framework in cold-water coral habitats. Coral Reefs

Micallef, A. et al., 2016. Outer shelf geomorphology along a carbonate escarpment: the eastern Malta Plateau, Mediterranean Sea. Continental Shelf Research

Hogg, O.T. et al., 2016. Landscape mapping at sub-Antarctic South Georgia provides a protocol for underpinning large-scale marine protected areas. Scientific Reports

Morris, K.J. et al., 2016. Landscape-scale spatial heterogeneity in phytodetrital cover and megafauna biomass in the abyss links to modest topographic variation. Scientific Reports.

Amaro, T. et al., 2016. The Whittard Canyon - a case study of submarine canyon processes. Progress in Oceanography.

Huvenne, V.A.I. et al., 2016. Effectiveness of a deep-sea cold-water coral Marine Protected Area, following eight years of fisheries closure. Biological Conservation

Robert, K. et al., 2016. Improving predictive mapping of deep-water habitats: considering multiple model outputs and ensemble techniques. Deep-Sea Research

Huvenne, V.A.I., Wynn, R.B. & Gales, J.A., 2016. RRS James Cook cruise 124-125-126, Report: CODEMAP2015, habitat mapping and ROV vibrocorer trials around Whittard Canyonn and Haig Fras.

Victorero, L. et al., 2015. Reconstruction of the formation history of the Darwin Mounds, N Rockall Trough: how the dynamics of a sandy contourite affected cold-water coral growth. Marine Geology

Huvenne, V.A.I. et al., 2016. Novel method to map the morphology of submarine landslide headwall scarps using Remotely Operated Vehicles.  In: Lamarche, G. et al., Submarine mass movements and their consequences, 7th International Symposium. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, 41, Springer,

Angeletti, L. et al., 2015. First report of live deep-water cnidarian assemblages from the Malta Escarpment. Italian Journal of Zoology.

Ismail, K. et al., 2015. Objective automated classification technique for marine landscape mapping in submarine canyons. Marine Geology.

Morris, K. et al., 2014. A new method for ecological surveying of the abyss using autonomous underwater vehicle photography. Limnology and Oceanography.

Robert, K. et al., 2015, online. Finding the hotspots within a biodiversity hotspot: fine-scale biological predictions within a submarine canyon using high-resolution acoustic mapping techniques. Marine Ecology

Micallef, A., et al., 2014. The Malta-Sicily Escarpment:mass movement dynamics in a sediment-undersupplied margin. Submarine mass movements and their consequences.

Wynn, R., Huvenne V.A.I., et al., 2014. Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs): their past, present and future contributions to the advancement of marine geoscience. Marine Geology
 
Pham, C.K. et al., 2014. Marine litter distribution and abundance in European Seas, from the shelf to deep basins. PLoS One
 
Weaver, P. & Huvenne, V. 2013. Seabed mapping and its contribution to the goal of sustainable management in the ocean. Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe, Proceedings of the Symposium.
 
Robert K. et al., 2014. Megafaunal distribution and biodiversity in a heterogeneous landscape: the iceberg scoured Rockall Bank, NE Atlantic. MEPS.
 
Huvenne, V.A.I. & Davies, J., 2014. Towards a new and integrated approach to submarine canyon research. DSRII.
 
Huvenne, V.A.I. et al., 2011. A picture on the wall: innovative mapping reveals cold-water coral refuge in submarine canyon. PLoSOne.

 

Abstracts

6th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals, Boston, US

Victorero, L. et al., 2016. Reconstruction of the formation history of the Darwin Mounds, N Rockall Trough: how the dynamics of a sandy contourite affected cold-water corals

Huvenne, V.A.I. et al., 2016. Effectiveness of the Darwin Mounds Marine Protected Area, following eight years of fisheries closure

Lo Iacono, C. et al., 2016. Living reefs and CWC mounds in the Alboran Sea (Western Mediterranean). Holocene evolution and present-day conditions.

Robert, K., et al., 2016. Hanging gardens : vertical walls from images to fine-scale 3D reconstructions.

Huvenne, V.A.I. et al., 2016. From pixel to polyp: using novel robotic technology to achieve an integrated multiresolution 3D characterisation of cold-water coral habitats in submarine canyons.

INCISE2016, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Eggett, A. et al., 2016. Collecting evidence to inform management discussions within deep-sea canyon environments.

Robert, K. et al., 2016. Whittard Canyon’s eastern branch : zooming in from tidal models to fine-scale photogrammetry.

Amaro, T. et al., 2016. The Whittard Canyon – a case study of submarine canyon processes.

Huvenne, V.A.I., 2016. Obtaining an integrated, multiresolution picture of a single submarine canyon system.

Kershaw, C. et al., 2016. Origin, transport and burial of organic matter in the Whittard Canyon, North East Atlantic.

Gales, J. et al., 2016. Active processes influencing the morphology of submarine gullies – new insights from marine robotics.

Carter, G. et al., 2016. Geomechanical properties of submarine bedrock cliffs : controls on rock slope failures within the Whittard Canyon, Celtic Margin.

Lo Iacono, C. et al., 2016. Upslope vs. Downslope asymmetric bedforms at the head of a submarine canyon.

GeoHAB2016, Winchester, UK

Victorero, L. et al., 2016. The role of food input in shaping biodiversity patterns in benthic seamount habitats across the Equatorial Atlantic.

Simon-Lledo, E. et al., 2016. Megafauna distribution patterns along different geomorphological units in the APEI-4 of the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone.

Robert, K. et al., 2016. Hanging gardens : vertical walls from images to fine-scale 3D reconstructions.

De Clippele, LH. et al., 2016. Using novel mapping tools to predict the small scale spatial distribtution of cold-water coral in the Mingulay Reef Complex.

Huvenne, V.A.I. et al., 2016. Mapping a submarine canyon in all its facets.

Hogg et al., 2016. Landscape mapping at sub-Antarctic South Georgia provides a protocol for underpinning large-scale marine protected areas.

GeoHAB2015, Salvador, Brazil

Le Bas, T. et al., 2015. A new Object Based Image Analysis toolbar for ArcGIS 10.x designed for combined multibeam bathymetry and backscatter interpretation, p70.

Roche, M., Le Bas, T., et al., 2015. Backscatter patch test - inter-comparison of systems using shared reference areas for testing, calibration and quality assessment, p35.

Victorero, L. et al., 2015. Spatial patterns of biodiversity on Carter Seamount, Eastern Equatorial Atlantic; scales and drivers, p48.

EGU 2015, Vienna, Austria

Le Bas, T. et al., 2015. Mimicking human expert interpretation of remotely sensed raster imagery by using a novel segmentation analysis within ArcGIS, p6351.

INCISE2014: 2nd International Symposium on Submarine Canyons, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ismail, K. & Huvenne, V.A.I., 2014. Object-based image analysis of sidescan sonar data for mapping sedimentological patterns in submarine canyons, p24.

Robert, K. et al., 2014. Locating hotspots: multi-scale analysis of biodiversity within a submarine canyon, p25

Lo Iacono, C. et al., 2014. Was the 1531 Lisbon tsunami generated by a landslide along the Cascais Canyon? Preliminary results, p45.

2nd Deep-Water Circulation Congress: "The Contourite Logbook", Gent, Belgium

Huvenne, V.A.I., et al., 2014. The Darwin Mounds, N Rockall Trough: how the dynamics of a sandy contourite influenced cold-water coral growth, p 51-52.

Lo Iacono, C. et al., 2014. Morphology and shallow stratigraphy of the West Melilla and Cabliers CWC Mounds (Alboran Sea): preliminary insights from the GATEWAYS MD194 cruise, p115-116.

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2014, Qingdao, China

Robert, K., et al., 2014. Locating hotspots: multi-scale analysis of biodiversity within a submarine canyon, p103.

GeoHAB 2014, Lorne, Australia

Huvenne, V.A.I. et al., 2014. GLCM or OBIA? Combining the best of both methods to map cold-water coral stands in the Rockall area (NE Atlantic), p45.

Ismail, K. et al., 2014. Automated classification and OBIA of sidescan sonar imagery and multibeam bathymetry to map submarine canyons, p47.

Le Bas, T.P. et al., 2014. The automation of multibeam processing and interpretation for habitat mapping, p58.

Robert, K. et al., 2014. Finding the hot-spots within a biodiversity hotspot: fine-scale biological predictions within a submarine canyon, p87.

Robert, K. et al., 2014. Multiscale analysis of information content: how much information is lost and which scale should be used?, p88.

Lo Iacono, C., Robert, K. et al., 2014. Predictive ensemble maps for cold-water coral distributions in the Cap de Creus Canyon (NW Mediterranean). Advantages and limitations, p61.

Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu 2014

Huvenne, V.A.I. et al., 2014. Habitat heterogeneity and biodiversity in Whittard Canyon, Celtic Margin, NE Atlantic.
 
Lo Iacono, C. et al., 2014. Submarine Canyons of North-Western Sicily (Southern Mediterranean Sea): morphologies, sedimentary processes and evolution on a tectonically active margin.

European Marine Biology Symposium, Galway 2013

Robert, K., et al., 2013. The importance of vertical structures for biodiversity in submarine canyons - pg73

GeoHab 2013

Huvenne, V.A.I., et al., 2013. Monitoring of deep-water conservation areas through AUV sidescan sonar mapping: checking the status of the Darwin cold-water coral mounds after 8 years of protection.

Ismail, K., et al., 2013. Multiscale analysis of abiotic parameters for automated deep sea habitat mapping.

Le Bas, T.P., et al., 2013. Ultra-high resolution acoustic survey in turbid waters. Initial results from Britain's Atlantis – Dunwich town.

Lo Iacono, C., et al., 2013. High-resolution predictive mapping of Cold Water Coral species in the Cap de Creus Canyon (northwest Mediterranean).

Robert, K., et al., 2013. Internal and external validation of predictive habitat maps: Why we need independent data even if it is deep, and tricky to obtain.

EGU 2013

Lo Iacono, C., et al., 2013. Fine-scale predictive mapping of Cold Water Coral species in the Cap de Creus Canyon (NW Mediterranean): first insights.

Deep Sea Biology 2012

Robert, K., et al., 2013. Combining landscape ecology and species-environment relationships for improved high-resolution habitat mapping in the deep sea.

Hermione 2012

Huvenne, V.A.I., et al., 2012. Status of the Darwin Mounds after 8 years of protection.

Ismail, K., et al., 2012. An automated approach for seabed classification in Portuguese canyons.

Robert, K., et al., 2012. Boundaries, heterogeneity, diversity and corals: Applications for the Rockall Bank conservation area, UK.

GeoHab 2012

Ismail, K., et al., 2012. A statistical approach for habitat classification in submarine canyons.

Le Bas, T.P., et al., 2012. Combination of morphometric and textural techniques for mapping coastal benthic habitats.

Robert, K., et al., 2012. Patchwork and edges: Using seascape metrics to examine habitat heterogeneity and seafloor biodiversity near a coral conservation area.

Cold-Water Coral Symposium 2012

Huvenne, V.A.I., et al., 2012. Back to the Darwin Mounds.

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