Today was the last day in the field. Paul flew the Phantom over the area where we thought the offshore fishpond wall was. It was very difficult to judge just how far and high the Phantom Quad-Copter was flying at. Paul, Mike and I also took one last tour through the Ka’a’awa Valley. I’ll remember […]
Brian and Dan, two people from the Mechanical Engineering Department at UH Manoa, came out today to help me gather some data using their side sonar. It was a pretty cool device. From what I gathered, talking to Brian and Dan it measures depth based on intensity and time. Unfortunately it was low tide so […]
Today we had an entire day off! It was good and quite refreshing to not have to do field work, process data, and what-have-you. Now tomorrow everyone will be refreshed and energized.
What everyone ended up doing was traveling around the island to do some sight seeing. There were about four different vehicles and everyone left […]
Today I processed the preliminary data. After a few attempts, I finally managed to make a classification of the reef area around Kualoa Ranch/Park and Ka’a’awa valley in Erdas. First I masked out the land so only the offshore area was in the image. Then I did a principle component analysis of that masked image. […]
Thomas, Gordan, and I paddled up and down the shore for about 5 hours today. Gordan and Thomas were looking for changes in conductivity to find where fresh water seeps are located off shore. As they collected data, which was just paddling up and down the shore, I looked for places where reef fish would […]
All week I’ve been a little worried about coming up with my project idea, but today I’ve finally finalized my initial project idea. It is locating areas of ancient native Hawaiian fishing practices by using geographic information systems and remote sensing software. It is good to finally have a good sense as to what I […]