Citizen Science Coastal Monitoring

Deakin University and the University of Melbourne on behalf of DELWP are working with motivated citizen science groups to use small <2kg aerial drones to monitor shorelines within priority areas. We will be monitoring changes in the volume, topography and extent of beach sands and foreshore morphology.

Citizen science community groups will receive:

  • Phantom 4 Pro

  • 3 Batteries

  • iPad Mini

  • High accuracy GPS targets (Aeropoints)

  • UAV Training

  • Safety Equipment

The data is available to the community groups online as geo-rectified orthomosaics and volumetrics. The approach allows fast assessment of changes (if any) in the volume, height and extent of sediment and other features. To access the data collected, please visit:



Password: propellervcmp

There are demonstration videos on the use of the Propeller Aero portal below.

Current Citizen Science locations are:

  • Portland - Dutton Way

  • Port Fairy East Beach

  • Warrnambool Harbour

  • Marengo/Mounts Bay

  • Apollo Bay

  • Anglesea - Point Roadknight

  • Anglesea - Demon's Bluff

  • Ocean Grove

  • Point Lonsdale

  • Queenscliff

  • St Leonards

  • Portarlington

  • Mount Martha

  • Cowes

  • inverloch

  • Seaspray





We are always seeking interested community members to be part of the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program. If you would like more information on possible involvement, please email Dr Blake Allan (VCMP Citizen Science UAV Coordinator)

Propeller Aero Demonstration Videos

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