Remote sensing for accurate and accessible data

Knowing the availability of fresh water is vital to ecosystem management. Accurate flood risk assessments enable proactive planning and flood prevention actions that ensure safety.

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. This allows detection of past trends and subsequently gives accurate flood risk assessments. Furthermore, VITO Remote Sensing uses specially developed algorithms for logging water extent on global and regional scales.

  • water extent monitoring
  • flood risk assessment
  • suitable for inland estuaries, rivers and lakes