Mangrove Dieback along the coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria

In Aug/Sep 2017, we mapped the mangrove dieback

that is currently occurring in many areas

along the coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria

in Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory

Sensors used:                   Riegl Q680i-S LiDAR

                                         Canon DSLR EOS 5D MkII

                                     modified Canon DSLR EOS 6D (for ndvi)

Google Earth image 2005
Airborne Photomosaic Aug 2017

Use the slider to see the mangroves before and after the dieback

Roper River, NT



hi-res airborne LiDAR

10m wide


1m wide


hi-res airborne LiDAR

The data from the example above can be downloaded from these links:

Google Earth kmz-files

GeoTIFF- & laz-files

The team

More than 6,000km of flightlines were mapped over 3 weeks yielding >3,000sqkm of covered area.

The project and data capture is described in detail in this document:



The document also contains links to the full data set.

All data are freely available for download.

A collaborative project with funding from: Charles-Darwin University, TropWater/JCU, Queensland Herbarium and ARA; supported by R. Lucas, U of Wales Aberystwyth, UK and Riegl Lasermesstechnik, Austria.

All data will also become available on the TERN/AusCover portal.