High-tech, low-risk imaging solutions

Compact, low-mass and cost-effective: they’re your three basic requirements for anything mounted on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Our remote sensing imaging cameras for earth observation live up to those expectations. And more.

VITO Remote Sensing offers the full imaging chain: from raw data acquisition to information creation itself. We leverage this expertise to design hyperspectral imaging cameras, develop new imaging technologies and advise which technologies to deploy – always with the end-user application in mind.

Looking at the bigger picture is how we create complete imaging solutions. It’s high-tech at low risk. What is your platform of choice?



  • UAV
    Derive detailed information for environmental, agricultural and vegetation monitoring.
    Solar powered stratospheric UAVs offer a new range of remote sensing capabilities.
  • Cubesat
    Spaceborne imaging capabilities within the ultra small volume of a cubesat.
  • Mini satellites
    High quality data from multi-and hyperspectral instruments inside a small satellite.
  • Hyperspectral
    A way of looking at the world by capturing the electromagnetic spectrum in hundreds of shades.


Remote sensing on a regional scale with High Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (HALE UAV) combines the flexibility of aircraft with the endurance of satellites.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) – or drones – offer high spatial resolution, a high revisit rate, cost-efficient operations and can serve a large variety of commercial applications.

Monitoring the health of your crops from way above? Hyperspectral imaging by VITO has produced terabytes of spectral data for agricultural, limnologic and evironmental research.

Smaller satellites enable more accessible space research. Their compact size and limited mass drastically reduce cost without any loss of quality.

Applications and Data Products & Services Used

  • Vegetation
  • agriculture

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.

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.