Development of Fluorescence Imaging Lidar for Boat-Based Coral Observation
1 Underwater Technology Center, National Maritime Research Institute, Shinkawa 6-38-1, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0004, Japan
2 Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem, National Institute for Environmental Studies
3 Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Onogawa 16-2, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8506, Japan
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Published online: 7 June 2016
A fluorescence imaging lidar system installed in a boat-towable buoy has been developed for the observation of reef-building corals. Long-range fluorescent images of the sea bed can be recorded in the daytime with this system. The viability of corals is clear in these fluorescent images because of the innate fluorescent proteins. In this study, the specifications and performance of the system are shown.
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