Monitoring Of Estuaries And Areas Of Ecological Importance

Applications: Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Fish Assessments development, Water Quality analysis, Protecting Shorebirds and Benthos, Atmospheric Gas Regulation, Recreation & Tourism impact

Benefits: Reduced Field work, Clear visual results, Detailed information

USERS: Public Agencies, Agencies for the protection of aquatic resources, Tourist Industry

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Estuaries are among the natural areas the most biologically productive ecosystems on the planet. These ecosystems act as filters for terrestrial pollutants and provide protection from flooding. A lot of people visit the  estuaries as a tourist destination needing management and guiding. Image interpretation from remote sensing together with in-situ data and the analysis of the diverse spectral information on visible, near infrared and thermal bands allow us to create a land use map of these fragile ecosystems and to create a classification of the different types of habitats and ecological areas of importance.

Visibird provides a valuable instrument for monitoring estuaries and areas of ecological importance , being able to identify areas of great ecological value for conservation as well as being able to determine areas more suitable for new developments.

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