Earth Observation monitoring solutions capitalize the huge amount of satellite data. Geographic Information Systems and data processing capabilities, based on in-house developed technologies, facilitate our services in several areas.
EO services for monitoring urban sprawl, forest gain and loss, forest fires, woodland vegetation and regeneration maps, agriculture expansion and crops type, floods monitoring, land ecosystems and biodiversity assessments.
Coastal areas are critical habitats that sustain important ecosystems for many wildlife flora and fauna. EO data and services provide extensive information with synoptic overviews:
- water monitoring assessment using specific parameters - turbidity and suspended particulate matter concentration for sediments dynamics analysis, chlorophyll-a (indicator for trophic state index, algal bloom events detection), light availability and floating algae (evaluation of the entire aquatic ecosystem), water surface temperature;
- bathymetry and benthic habitats mapping for proper integrated coastal zone management;
- coastal landscape changes monitoring - includes shoreline dynamics, land cover modifications.
Risk analysis services
They are mainly based on Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) / Persistent Scatterer Interferometry (PSI) and provide very good results for detecting and monitoring ground deformation and infrastructure stability, with accuracy up to millimetres.
InSAR/PSI technologies are extremely effective for preventing dangerous events with social and economic impact, otherwise difficult to achieve using only ground information.
Capacity building services
The access to proper information and tools is a critical issue for the space domain considering the abundance of existing EO data.
We provide training services in order for you to identify the most adequate EO data and tools, according to your specific needs. The sessions focus on three main directions: open source data, open source software, access to exploitation platforms.
Climate change analysis
Based on solid scientific evidences for the geophysical variables addressing climate change and indicators, we combine EO together with in-situ data for major advances in understanding the climate system and its changes.
How do we address the analysis process?
What are the parameters that we consider when dealing with specific climate change issues?
What are the decision makers interested in?
An example of our approach in the Lake Titicaca water quality case study, in below video.