Fin Island & K'yel - 2020 - Airborne Coastal Observatory Data

Fin Island & K'yel # 20-3015-00

The airborne survey covered three sites on the north coast, near Hartley Bay, BC. Collaborators are Bryn Letham, Dana Lepofsky, and the Gitga’at FN. These sites represent important village sites in Gitga’at Territory. Lidar and imagery will be part of an interdisciplinary research program with ecologists and marine biologists studying long-term intertidal harvesting patterns as they relate to resilience and sustainability. The archaeologists (Bryn and Dana) are interested in continuing/expanding the postglacial sea level and paleoshorline study, as well as making beautiful maps for modern beaches, shorelines, and other geomorphological features. Low tide is preferred as there are intertidal features that would be valuable to capture. The project was successfully flown on September 1st, 2020.

Data products available: Lidar data (LAZ)- classified point cloud – digital surface model – digital terrain model. Image data (TIFF) – 4 band orthophotos – RGB & NIR. Hyperspectral data (not always captured). A detailed project report with the summary of acquisition, processing, and overall hardware / software is available (PDF). Sensors and instrument breakdown: Inertial Navigation System: Manufacturer: Applanix (Canada), IMU Model: POS AV 510 IMAR, GNSS Model: Trimble AV39. Laser sensor: Riegl LMS-Q 780 long-range airborne laser scanner. Point density ranges per project and landscape from 1-12 points per square meter. Aerial cameras: two fully integrated Phaseone Industrial iXU-RS1000 medium format cameras, resolution: 100MP, lens: 50mm f/4.0 Rodenstock. Hyperspectral Sensor: manufacturer: Specim, model: AisaFENIX 384, spectral range: 380 - 2500 nm

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Limitations: Appropriate credit must be given to Hakai Institute and the authors of the dataset.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) March 01, 2022 (Publication)
March 01, 2022 (Revision)
Data Reference Date(s) September 01, 2020 (Creation)
October 31, 2020 (Publication)
Frequency of Update As Needed

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Field Value
Ocean Variables Other
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Topic Category oceans
Maintenance Note Generated from
Spatial Extent [[[-129.4, 53.03], [-129.1, 53.03], [-129.1, 53.29], [-129.4, 53.29], [-129.4, 53.03]]]
North Bounding Latitude 53.29
South Bounding Latitude 53.03
East Bounding Longitude -129.1
West Bounding Longitude -129.4
Temporal Extent
Vertical Extent
Default Locale English
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Hakai Data Catalogue
Science on the Coastal Margin