Main running projects

RSA is actively involved in many commercial and R&D projects. The topics are very diverse and range from thermography and the monitoring of the health status of trees up to risk management (like floods) and land use mapping. Within research consortiums at European (ESA & EC), national and regional level, new services and applications are continuously developed and improved.
Only a part of our projects are described on this page, for more information on our projects, you can take a look at the EUROSENSE reference page.

Thermography projects

Click to enlarge - thermography Antwerp (Belgium)

EUROSENSE has executed all main thermography projects in Belgium so far. With a long history in this field, EUROSENSE has executed in the past years the thermography of the Brussels Capital Region, the city of Genk and the large project for the city of Antwerp and neighbouring municipalities. Recently, EUROSENSE has also been awarded with the thermography of Ghent.
More information about the thermography project for the city of Garches can be found here.

Tree inventory and Tree Health Analysis

For more than 10 years, EUROSENSE is executing an inventory and an analysis of the phytosanitary status of trees along the roads in the Brussels Capital Region. Experienced tree experts execute a visual check in the field, and interpret as well aerial colour-infrared imagery in order to come to a combined score for tree health. For the province of West-Vlaanderen, EUROSENSE is executing a project in which a Visual Tree Assessment is executed for a high amount of trees along regional roads. More information about these projects can be found here.

Click to enlarge - Colour Infrared image, Woluwe (Belgium)

Telecom

Click to enlarge - raster clutter map

EUROSENSE has successfully executed several land cover classification projects for telecommunications companies. Based on high resolution satellite imagery, raster clutter maps – corresponding to the different land cover types - provide an accurate dataset for the modelling of signal propagation and signal loss. Telecom providers use these maps as an input for their network planning tools.


Reddiness

In the context of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), REDDINESS is an EC research and development project with a duration of 2 years (2011-2013). This international partnership (lead by EUROSENSE) refers to state-of-the-art earth observation techniques to assist Gabon and the Republic of Congo in establishing their national forest monitoring centers. The project aims to increase the readiness of these countries to join the carbon trade market. Read more about this project on the REDDiness website.

Malareo

MALAREO is a two year project, started on 01/02/2011. The project is focusing on the link between malaria and remote sensing in the cross-border region of southern Mozambique, eastern Swaziland, and north-eastern South Africa. This region is largely undeveloped, and this is being exacerbated by the fact that it falls within a malaria area. MALAREO aims to support an efficient and effective vector control management in the project area by introducing earth observation capacities within the malaria control programs. Read more about this project on the Malareo website.

Safer

The Flood Risk Analysis portfolio of EUROSENSE offers several customized services to support decision making and prevention measurements in risk management. In the frame of the SAFER (Services and Applications For Emergency Response) project, funded by the EC, new spatial calculation models and databases are made operational for the assessment of the affected people, the socio-economic losses and the impact caused by natural and man-made hazards. Among others, the Siret basin in Romania is a region of interest with recent floods in July 2010.

G-Mosaic

Click to enlarge - Critical Infrastructure Monitoring, Concepción (Chile)

Eurosense is part of the G-Mosaic project supporting the European Union with intelligence data that applies to early warning and crisis prevention as well as crisis management. The scope of this project is very broad and is mainly looking outside Europe. So are the services that EUROSENSE is developing. One example is the monitoring of critical infrastructures in times of crisis. After the earthquake struck Concepción (Chile) in February 2010, EUROSENSE assessed the damage at an oil refinery and two water treatment plants near Concepción.