Research Theme Details

Marine Habitat Monitoring / Biotope Mapping

Biotope maps serve as important tools to visualize the seabed resources by showing the location of different biological communities and their boundaries. Habitat maps focus on the existing plants and animals as well as the nature of the benthic substrata such sand, rock and mud. A habitat map is a readily available source of information for policy makers, engineers, scientists, and other interested groups to utilize the marine resources or to make informed decisions that would help to protect and conserve the fragile and sensitive marine habitats such as coral reefs, seagrass meadows, mangroves and seaweed beds.