Real-time Noise and Air Quality Monitoring

Sensaris is reporting the first trial for its environmental sensor series. Air pollution is one of the most important factors affecting the quality of life and the health of the increasingly urban population. Considered separately, air pollution policy is insufficient to reach climate targets and climate policy is not enough to reach air quality targets for example with respect to ozone, an air pollutant which will become more of a problem as the climate gets warmer.     Currently, the data of the different pollutants measured at the different stations in a city are typically aggregated to a single number,... (read more)
2009-07-15 02:23:28

DEME Partners with Airobot for UAV Monitoring

DEME, a leading Belgian dredging, hydraulic engineering and environmental solutions group, provides solutions for global challenges such as overpopulation in coastal areas, increasing seaborne trade and the rising global demand for energy and strategic resources. The company is now teaming up with Airobot to use UAVs for digital terrain modelling. DEME is considering UAVs to improve the safety of their crews on the construction sites, said Lorentz Lievens, head of the survey department. To create digital terrain models, the land surveyors must work amongst continuously operating bulldozers, excavators and dumper trucks. On several sites it is not possible at all... (read more)
2017-06-26 10:44:03

Railway Bridge Collapse Prompts Monitoring Calls

Could the recent collapse of Barrow upon Soar’s railway bridge have been avoided by employing regular bridge monitoring? According to Dr Chris Cox, senior engineer at geospatial technology specialist 3D Laser Mapping, the incident in Leicestershire, UK, highlights the need for a greater focus on mobile monitoring in the rail industry. Not long after the last train had passed beneath, half the railway bridge wall and a large section of brickwork had collapsed onto the tracks, commented Dr Cox. Network Rail teams worked constantly to restore normal service but the Midland Main Line, connecting Sheffield, the East Midlands and beyond... (read more)
2016-08-11 02:17:07

New Data Processor Boosts Urban Monitoring

A new processing tool has been developed to bundle information contained in large amounts of satellite data, paving the way for the wealth of Copernicus Sentinel satellite data to be more easily incorporated into online environment-monitoring services. ESA’s online Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (U-TEP) makes information from satellite data available for the non-expert user for urban environment monitoring. To do this, it processes hundreds of terabytes of data gathered by Earth-observing satellites, and translates them into easy-to-use products for scientists, urban planners and decision-makers. U-TEP reached a milestone recently with the integration of some 450,000 scenes from the US Landsat-8... (read more)
2017-04-04 10:30:10

Real Time Monitoring Data Via Internet

Leica GeoMoS Web is a web-based service for visualisation and analysis of monitoring via internet. Each authorized user, including customers and partners, can access the monitoring project anywhere and anytime - just using a web browser, PDA or mobile phone. The supplier introduces an evaluation licence to get familiar with the service.   Leica GeoMoS monitoring systems work 24/7, delivering precise data information in critical situations, guaranteeing the safety of both people and infrastructure. Webcams and web images are supported allowing the quick analysis of site conditions. Timeline, scatter and vector graphs provide quick deformation analysis. The graphs and views... (read more)
2009-03-16 11:19:49

Monitoring Czech Floods with a UAV

Heavy rainfall in late May and early June 2013 caused severe floods in the Czech Republic. Geodis, a leading Czech company in the fields of geodesy, photogrammetry and remote sensing, used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to monitor the impact of flooding by the River Vltava in the Czech capital of Prague as well as in the evacuated village of Hrensko on the River Elbe and the village of Kamenice on a tributary of the Elbe. Hřensko is located between the rocks and was only accessible by water or by air. Using the UAV made it possible to carry out... (read more)
2013-06-07 02:04:10

Oil Spill Monitoring in Western Australia

EOMAP GmbH & Co has launched several services to support oil spill monitoring using optical satellites. The services were developed for mapping a major ecological disaster: a recent oil spill near the coast of Western Australia.     Oil, gas and condensate started seeping into the Timor Sea on 21st August from a leak 250 kilometres north of Truscott, and 690 kilometres west of Darwin. The incident occurred in 3,500 metres depth during drilling by mobile offshore drilling unit of Bangkok-based PTT Exploration & Production Pcl. Since end of August the spill has covered several thousand square kilometres with approx.... (read more)
2009-10-08 04:08:57

Environmental Monitoring and Management in Brazil

Based on the recommendations of ENGESAT, SuperGeo’s reseller in Brazil, SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 has been adopted by LHSTP Consultoria Tecnica and Projects, an environmental consulting firm, to carry out the environmental monitoring and management projects for sustainable use and development of natural resources. Monitoring and controlling pollutant sources, and preventing pollution proliferation, plays a significant role in environmental conservation plans. In this procurement, the SuperGIS software aids LHSTP consulting company in formulating and running environmental management plans efficiently.   Performing high geoprocessing performance, an extensive set of GIS functions and customisation tools, SuperGIS Desktop 3.1 can help develop a comprehensive... (read more)
2012-09-18 08:15:01

Monitoring System Saves Lives in Rock Fall

During the night of 14 May 2012, some 300,000 cubic metres of rock broke off the Valegion mountain and crashed 1,000m down to the valley floor below in the Swiss canton of Ticino, near the village of Preonzo. Thanks in part to Leica Geosystems’ Deformation Monitoring solution GeoMoS, local authorities were able to evacuate the valley’s industrial zone and to close the A2 highway and several cantonal roads at an early stage. The Ticino community of Preonzo, between Biasca and Bellinzona in the canton of Ticino (Switzerland), has lived with rock falls for many years. Ten years ago, a huge... (read more)
2012-06-08 12:00:00

NASA-JAXA Partnership Improves Earth Monitoring

In a unique collaboration between national space agencies, the United States and Japan began combining elements of their satellite resources on Monday 12th April to increase a critical type of Earth observation data. The partnership will more than double the quantity of this data that is used to explore earthquake hazards, forest declines, and changing water resources in the Americas. This new partnership between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, known as JAXA, uses NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System to download observations over North and South America taken by instruments on JAXA's Advanced Land Observing Satellite, or... (read more)
2010-04-13 09:18:39
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