Keep an aye on coastal & inland waters

The effects of pollution, erosion and climate change on coastal areas are closely gauged and monitored. The related water management, flood risk assessment and different aspects of coastal management rely on measurements and modelling practices that are often faced with complicated accessibility issues.

There are considerable benefits to using remote sensing in hydrology and water management of inland waters. As inland waters are used for purposes as diverse as fishing, water supply, transport and even waste disposal, the need for sustainable approaches to water management has risen.

We provide systematic, synoptic observations of satellites and drones to simplify your water quality and water management tasks to

  • provide historical and recent images
  • show spatial variation of suspended sediments
  • yield improved insights on top of point measurements

This ensures you can

  • easily track evolutions
  • get a clear understanding of current situations
  • use this input for forecasts

Check out our Remote Sensing for Water & Coast video

Applications in Water and coastal management

Due to their dynamic nature, coastal environments demand close monitoring at all times. Clear, easily accessible and accurate information is needed more than ever.

For water extent monitoring, we use remote sensing images to not only assess current water body extent, but also to examine their short- and long-term evolution.

VITO Remote Sensing is actively helping government agencies, environmental consultancies, universities, dredging companies and others with their water quality monitoring projects by revolutionising and simplifying their water quality monitoring. 

Technology and Data Products & Services Used

  • Rely on accessible remote sensing data analysis
  • Airborne remote sensing surveys
  • Continuously improving image quality

The real value of Earth Observation is on the user side. With immediate access to numerous sources of both local and global data, we can focus on different application domains with a wide spectrum of monitoring possibilities.

VITO supports airborne remote sensing surveys from start to finish. Tailored specifically to your needs. Large or small areas? Light or heavyweight equipment? We help you find the ideal solution.

When you rely on remote sensing information for high level decisions, you want to leave as little room for error as possible. That’s why accurate and precise data is extremely important in deriving the correct information.