Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
Research article
11 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 11 Mar 2021

Monitoring tidal hydrology in coastal wetlands with the “Mini Buoy”: applications for mangrove restoration

Thorsten Balke, Alejandra Vovides, Christian Schwarz, Gail L. Chmura, Cai Ladd, and Mohammad Basyuni

Data sets

Monitoring of tides in coastal wetlands with the 'Mini Buoy': applications for mangrove restoration T. Balke, A. Vovides, C. Schwarz, G. L. Chmura, C. Ladd, and M. Basyuni

Model code and software

Mini Buoy application for mangrove restoration hydrological site suitability assessment T. Balke

Short summary
Restoration of intertidal wetlands such as mangroves and saltmarshes requires accurate local data on tidal flooding and current velocities. We present the application of a low-cost underwater float equipped with an acceleration data logger, the Mini Buoy, to monitor inundation and tidal currents in intertidal environments. We demonstrate how this tool can be directly applied in hydrological site suitability assessments prior to mangrove restoration in tropical SE Asia.