Sandpyper: A Python Package for UAV-SfM Beach Volumetric and Behavioural Analysis

Our group member Nicolas Pucino just published part of his research in The Journal of Open Source Software. The paper is entitled: " sandpyper: A Python package for UAV-SfM beach volumetric and behavioural analysis".

Pucino et al., 2021


Sandpyper is a Python package that automates profile-based volumetric and altimetric sandy beaches analysis from a large amount of digital surface models and orthophotos. It includes functionalities to facilitate the cleaning of the elevation data from unwanted non-sand points or swash areas (where waves run up on the beach slope and 3D reconstruction is inaccurate) and to model beachface behavioural regimes using the Beachface Cluster Dynamics indices. This paper is published as part of Nicolas Pucino's PhD projet.


This project is funded by the State of Victoria Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) under the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program, Deakin University and The University of Melbourne.


The authors of the paper also include the group leader Daniel Ierodiaconou.


Congrats to Nicolas, Dan and the DU Marine Mapping Group!

To read the open access full article, click here.

And for the software, click here.


Last edited on the November 3rd, 2021.

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