Environment

Environmental Monitoring Made Easy

UAVs are fast becoming an essential tool for environmental monitoring, crop inspection and survey work such as the inspection of flood defences. They offer a high level of precision and detail with their agility and quality imaging abilities they are invaluable as a tool for a wide range of environmental monitoring tasks.

Remote Aerial Surveys' UAVs can carry out a diverse range of environmental monitoring including the effects of climate change, changing eco-systems and urbanisation and habitat changes. Importantly UAVs can reach areas that are either too dangerous or too inaccessible for other forms of monitoring including remote coastlines, river banks and agricultural locations.

Environmental monitoring can require constantly updated imagery often covering the same ground. The ability to programme the UAV flight path allows effective data capture with highly accurate repeatability. The UAV is low flying enabling the data captured to be precise and detailed, providing some of the most accurate monitoring information available. The range of UAV platforms and sensor equipment available at Remote Aerial Surveys means that we can provide a very wide variety of data and imagery including thermal and multispectral images.

UAVs are proving an excellent resource for surveying flood defences. They can be used for remote sensing tasks such as periodic inspections of flood defences to detect for example imminent failure in seas walls. They can also be used for making post flood damage assessments and identifying changes to cliffs and beaches. Their key advantage over other methods is their low cost and high level of accuracy enabling more and better data to be gathered much more quickly, necessarily at a much lower cost.

UAVs are a proven tool for effective flood management. Flying at altitudes between ground level and 400ft, they offer us a greater perspective and depth of imagery. At the same time they allow us to produce accurate and high resolution surveys of areas we would never be able to survey on foot.UAVs provide a way for us to assess more accurately the impacts of climate change and flooding.

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