First-ever Comprehensive, Geo-Referenced Aerial Photographs of Belize Reef

By September 1, 2010Uncategorized

CAVU pilot Alex Cavaletti and CAVU photographer Sean Davis headed to Belize last week to begin the process of photographing critical areas of the Belize Barrier reef, cayes and coastal zone. The pair spent nine days perched high above the Belize barrier reef photographing key offshore and costal areas. These areas, defined as areas of critical environmental importance by our partners in Belize, are the first to be catalogued.

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Utilizing specialized high tech geo-referencing and photographic equipment, thousands of images were collected for the purpose of creating an intensive, geo-referenced photographic database.

The photographic database, when complete, will be the first comprehensive, vertically-shot GPS-referenced set of photos ever taken of these areas. Biologists, NGOs, and government officials will have access to the photo database, allowing them to closely monitor changes in land and sea use along the fragile reef corridor and coastal zone.

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