(Un)manned data collection from the sky

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.

Manned airborne surveys are the ideal solution for larger areas where air traffic control is strict, or when heavier instruments are required.
To succeed, you need a range of different instruments and operators.

VITO takes care of all aspects of your airborne project, including:

  • user requirements
  • organizational requirements
  • flight preparation & execution
  • quality assurance

Do you want data on a local scale? VITO Remote Sensing operates different types and sizes of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS). The RPAS are commercial systems designed to carry imaging sensors, such as:

  • RGB imagers
  • video imagers
  • thermal imagers
  • multi- and hyperspectral imagers
  • non-imaging sensors
    for air quality, humidity, light intensity…

Data Products & Services in Airborne remote sensing surveys

Manned airborne survey is a well-known remote sensing technique, preferred for larger areas (>10km2), where air traffic control is strict, or when heavier instruments are needed.

To collect data on a local scale, we operate different types and sizes of drones or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to monitor

Technology and Applications Used

  • Urban and Infrastructure Management
  • Vegetation
  • Water and coastal management
  • agriculture

Roads, bridges, tunnels, waterways, ditch systems, dikes, sluices, coastal dunes, sewer systems, buildings, power lines, wind turbines, PV installations… In order to keep the engine of economic activities running smoothly, maintenance is critical.
Infrastructure maintenance requires recurrent inspection. Remote sensing is ideal for this task without stopping traffic.

How much pressure does our planet endure and how can we minimize it? Land is an essential natural resource - for humanity and all terrestrial ecosystems. But while resources are strictly finite, human demands are not. Today, this leads to events such as deforestation, drought and the loss of wildlife . Both public and private organizations play a crucial role in the preservation of our ecosystems, where understanding is the first step.

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.

Achieving global food security has been high on the political agenda for years. It was included in the first of eight UN Millennium Development Goals “to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger”.
This requires global, independent, timely and qualitative information and monitoring.