COASTAL ATLAS SURVEY
10m-wide belt assessment based on underwater images and habitat (sea grass, corals, sand, rocks) information that are captured using our own developed banca-towed platform (shark scan) with GPS-logger and underwater camera attachment. The Coastal Atlas provides baseline information of the coastline that can be used for coastal planning for sustainable management.
AREA MAPPING SURVEY
Detailed underwater mapping using sidescan sonars to identify exact area measurements and current structures of the coast. It also provides information on reef health. Area that can be used Mapping Survey is best used for zoning, delineation of protected areas, and structural development (ports) along the coastline.
DID YOU KNOW?
THE PHILIPPINES LIES WITHIN THE CORAL TRIANGLE WHICH IS THE CENTER OF THE CENTER OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY.
The Philippines has one of the longest coastline in the world (36,289 km). About 60% of the Philippine municipalities and cities are coastal with 10 of its largest cities located along the coast.
However, despite this, the Philippine coastal resource assessment are still done in traditional manual methods like manta-tow with trained divers collecting and analyzing which are prone to observer bias. On a 500 sqm area, the traditional manual method usually takes 2-3 months of tedious data gathering.
To solve this, Antipara Exploration created the Shark Scan System, a diverless system for coastal monitoring and assessment. By automating the whole process of coastal monitoring and assessment, Antipara Exploration can cover 25 km coastline in a day.
The Shark Scan System is capable of underwater mapping, capturing various information such as, but not limited to, determining the percentage composition of different classes of underwater terrain, identifying marine resource (coral, sea grass, algae, sand, rocks), and many more.