Mapping the Greenland coastal zone is a challenging task. Remote and challenging regions, such as Northeast Greenland, are difficult to map in detail, and existing topographic maps in Greenland are usually inaccurate with undefined or undocumented features and characteristics.
This makes it difficult to create an Environmental Oil Spill Sensitivity Atlas for NE Greenland, which already exists for West and South Greenland. Such atlases require a topographic base map and information on the physical environment.
With freely and commercially available satellite imagery as well as advanced image analysis coupled with local knowledge it is possible to provide detailed characteristics of the coastal zone in the arctic waters without the safety risks associated with traditional survey methods and at a much more cost-efficient rate, resulting in reliable and objective data.
Geological and morphological classification of the coastline in NE Greenland aiming to be included in an oil spill sensitivity atlas providing the foundation for a planning tool for when an emergency response is needed
Determining the intertidal zone in the area and calculating depth of shallow waters
All derived products made publicly available through a governmental spatial infrastructure platform
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