Drone Coral Reef Habitat Mapping & Inspections in UAE

The UAE has some of the most magnificent coastal and marine environments in the Middle East including beautiful coral reefs costs and surrounding islands.

Spanning across 1,1920 km2, intricate monitoring and evaluation of the coral reefs in the UAE are essential for identifying threats affecting their structural integrity. This is where GIS Drones come in!

We offer coral reef habitat mapping and inspection services in UAE where we conduct high-resolution aerial surveys of coral reefs and generate an accurate mapping of these marine habitats to identify and mitigate potential threats to the aquatic ecosystem.

Importance & Benefits of Drone Coral Reef Habitat Mapping

  • Coral reef data gathering & analysis
  • Extensive coverage for an accurate coral reef mapping
  • Accessing the condition of the coral reef along with potential threats
  • Risk assessment for the coral reef health before, during, and after a construction project
  • Cost-effective coral reef assessment
  • Extensive coverage in less time

Coral Reef Surveys With High-End Drones

Our coral reef surveys are aimed at helping you assess the coral reef’s condition with high-resolution images, thermal data, and multispectral data gathered using our high-end drones.

We use cutting-edge drone technology that captures and stores georeferenced images of the coral reef structure on a cloud-based server. The thermal data helps determine the coral’s health status and potential threats to it. After that, we process the drone data to create an accurate mapping of the coral reef, representing the information visually for all stakeholders.

Coral Reef Mapping Comparison: Drones vs Diver 

Coverage (in an hour)5 km20.16 km2
Working capacity per day16 hours2 hours


  • Multispectral Index map
  • Contour lines
  • Orthomosaic raster
  • 3D point clouds
  • Georeferenced images
  • Digital Surface Model (DSM)

Professional  Drones Coral Reef Mapping & Inspection Services in Dubai, UAE

We help capture valuable survey data associated with the coral reef using state-of-the-art drone technologies that offer a complete view of the location in multi and RGB-spectral format. The deliverables include details regarding the size, location, and volume of the coral reef site. We use reports and analysis tools to provide more insights into coral reef growth and potential hazards. 

Get in touch with GIS Drones for coral reef mapping & inspection services in Dubai, UAE.

Frequently Asked Questions

The primary idea behind coral reef mapping is to gather important details regarding the characteristics of the coral reef including its structure, morphology, the current state of the coral health, and potential dangers to the coral reef habitat. 

Coral reef surveys are essential to keep tabs on the condition and structural integrity of this marine ecosystem. 

The drone offers you the best way to inspect coral reefs in terms of time and effort required to get the job done.

The cost of coral reef mapping and inspection services depends on the nature of the services that you are looking for. For example, standalone inspection services would cost less than inspection and mapping using drones.