California Coastline Survey (COAST)

Topographic lidar survey of the California coastline funded by the state of California to monitor coastal erosion due to increasingly large north Pacific storms and rising sea levels. This survey will serve as a baseline for future surveys and was conducted just prior to a predicted active El Nino winter season. The entire MASS suite of instruments was included during data collection to provide coincident lidar, hyperspectral, infrared, and visible imagery.


The California coastline from the Oregon border to the Mexico border.


Test survey in February 2023 (Mexico to San Francisco). Full California coastline survey in October 2023.


Full Survey (October 2023)

Test Survey (February 2023)