Tracking Shoreline Conditions to Protect Infrastructure

Recognizing the massive values at stake along US shorelines from sea level rise, the research team proposes to develop new approaches for tracking shoreline changes. We propose to adapt newly emerging UAV-based elevation mapping to use on shorelines, in order to conduct high spatial and temporal resolution tracking of infrastructure and shoreline conditions. Research products will include: 1) a demonstration of high-resolution terrain-mapping methods for quantifying shoreline flooding event impacts on coastal infrastructure and adjacent ecosystems, and 2) description of how this information could be used to validate previously un-validated sea level rise models and inform coastal hazard-adaptation planning for shoreline infrastructure.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $89977
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:


    Washington DC,   United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of California, Davis

    1 Shields Ave
    Davis, California  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Shilling, Fraser

  • Start Date: 20180101
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181231
  • Actual Completion Date: 20181231
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01664970
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2018 11:23AM