The following paper by Dr. Chen Jundong, a Visiting Researcher of our laboratory (Project Researcher since September 1, 2023) and others, has been accepted for publication in the international journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
Seagrass wrack, the detritus (residue) from seagrass meadows that accumulates along the coast, is expected to be a valuable resource and contribute to carbon sequestration if well managed. This research focused on the eelgrass (typical seagrass in the bay) wrack deposited on the beach of Futtsu Coast in Tokyo Bay from the perspective of blue carbon, defined as carbon sequestered and stored by marine ecosystems. We proposed an efficient and quantitative monitoring method using automated classification based on aerial drone images.
Congratulations to Dr. Chen!
Chen, J., Sasaki, J., Guo, Z. and Endo, M. UAV-based seagrass wrack orthophotos classification for estimating blue carbon. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 293, 108476. DOI Free Link until October 27, 2023