Kudafari Island

Fieldwork carried out on Kudafari Island trialling low-cost drone surveying and citizens mapping techniques to generate technical assets and insights to support the island councils land-use and development plan, as well climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Client: Kudafari Island Council
Contributors: Atollscape
Year: 2023
Location: Maldives
5.88291°N, 73.40005°E

Remote sensing and image processing techniques were used to generate time-lapse animations revealing seasonal coastline changes in support of local ground observations and experience.

Engagement amongst the community and island council provided an overview and training opportunities for the use of drone and smartphone enabled citizen mapping techniques, to aid the development of the islands land-use plan and management practices in the context of the impending impacts of climate change.