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FILM: Photogrammetry of Block Island

Published on June 27, 2024

FILM: Photogrammetry of Block Island

An EES research project by sea, land and air

This summer, a group of environmental earth science (EES) researchers from Eastern traveled to Block Island, RI, to study coastal geology and erosion along the island’s iconic bluffs. Their trip entailed using a drone and helicopter to photograph the coastline in order to create 3D models to track erosion along the shoreline. This “photogrammetry” research project was led by Professor Drew Hyatt with the assistance of EES Professor Bryan Oakley and students Kelvin Carranza-Martinez and Matthew Tardella.

EES Professors Drew Hyatt (left) and Bryan Oakley (middle right) led a research project with students Matthew Tardella (middle left) and Kelvin Carranza-Martinez (right) on Block Island, RI.

The Eastern researchers head to Block Island via ferry.

Professor Bryan Oakley

Matthew Tardella

Kelvin Carranza-Martinez

Matthew Tardella and Professor Drew Hyatt