New paper from our group about Structure‐from‐motion photogrammetry analysis!

A new paper leaded by our group member Dr. Rafael Carvalho is just published in the Journal of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. The paper is entitled: "Structure‐from‐motion photogrammetry analysis of historical aerial photography: Determining beach volumetric change over decadal scales".

Carvalho et al., 2020


Historical aerial photographs are an invaluable tool in shoreline mapping and change detection in coastal landscapes. Structure‐from‐motion (SfM) photogrammetric methods can be applied to quantify volumetric changes along sandy beaches.


In this study, Carvalho et al. demonstrate the application of SfM‐derived digital surface models (DSMs) at East Beach and Lady Bay in southwest Victoria, Australia, using photographic datasets taken in 1969, 1977 and 1986, and compare them to LiDAR‐derived DSMs acquired at both sites in 2007. The SfM approaches resulted in two entire and two partial suitable DSMs out of six datasets.


Research funds for this project, as well as aerial imagery was provided by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning as part of the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program (VCMP) supported by the Sustainability Fund, Deakin University and the University of Melbourne.


The authors of the paper also include the group members Yakup Niyazi and Daniel Ierodiaconou. Congrats to all!

To read the full publication, click here.

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