UAV Survey  

San Cristobal, Galapagos



Accurate surveys are critical to understanding low-lying, flood prone locations. Surprisingly, the Galápagos Islands—one of the most scientifically studied sites in the world—lacks such data. Without a consistent and unified vertical datum, neither tides nor storm surge can be accurately referenced to the land. Our team used UAVs (drones) and GPS/ GNSS site survey equipment to record aerial survey information of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno’s shoreline and ravines. This information will be essential for modeling past and future storm surge, sea-level rise, and tsunami scenarios as it relates to the island’s urban growth and coastal areas.



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The Environmental Modeling Lab (EMLab) is an applied research unit of the Weitzman School of Design’s McHarg Center, specializing in the the analysis, simulation, and visualization of environmental systems.

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May, 2022 ︎︎︎
In collaboration with the USACE’s Engineer and Research and Development Center (ERDC), the EMLab was part of a team recently awarded a $750,000 Engineering with Nature research grant. See more details on the news page.

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© The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology

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102 Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104