During this webinar, you will learn how to process Sentinel-2 data for coral reef monitoring. We will demonstrate the several processing chains and operators available within the Sen2Coral tool.

Background

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the largest coral reef ecosystem on Earth. It stretches for thousands of kilometers along the coast of eastern Australia. The reef represents an immense natural and economic value and has been declared UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981.   

In recent decades, there has been a growing concern regarding the deterioration of the GBR ecosystem health. It has been reported that between 1985 and 2010 51% of the coral in the central and southern parts of the GBR has died as a result of combined effects of climate change-related causes such as severe heat waves, cyclones and invasive species outbreaks.

Sentinel-2 allows to monitor the majority of the world’s coral reefs with increased temporal and spatial resolution. Sen2Coral toolbox available in SNAP has been specifically developed and validated for this purpose.