Seagrass is a flowering plant (Angiospermae) that lives submerged in the water. The sustainability of seagrass meadow depends on oceanographic conditions on its habitats including salinity, sea surface temperature, and total suspended solids (TSS). In the Banten Bay, there has been a change in oceanographic condition by natural process and human activities. The change of oceanographic condition will have an impact on the seagrass growth. Remote sensing method can be used to determine the spatial distribution of seagrass and the oceanographic condition that consist of salinity, sea surface temperature, and suspended materials. Therefore, this purposes of this study were 1) mapping the spatial distribution of seagrass and oceanographic condition using Sentinel-2A and Landsat 8 OLI/TIRS imagery and 2) to explain the correlation between seagrass distribution and the salinity, temperature, and suspended materials distribution. The results of this study areseagrasses in Banten Bay were lives are in the salinity condition between 27‰ - 32‰, at the sea surface temperatures between 29°C-31°C, and at total suspended solids value between 19mg/l -30 mg/l.The sea surface temperature is the oceanographic parameters that have the highest correlation with seagrass, followed by total suspended solids and salinity.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Apr 2019|
|Event||1st International Conference on Environmental Geography and Geography Education, ICEGE 2018 - Jember, East Java, Indonesia|
Duration: 17 Nov 2018 → 18 Nov 2018