We offer services related to the environment and the forestry sector through new technologies applicable to natural resources management, habitat and biodiversity conservation, and the management of plantations.
THE TECHNOLOGIES WE USE
Satellite remote sensing
Involves using images acquired from different satellites to define geophysical parameters. The satellites gather images using sensors that, in addition to the visible image, collect information from a wide range of light spectrum, which is useful to define variables associated with vegetation, the ground, etc. Current satellites have about a 10-meter variation in their ranges of accuracy.
Drones - UAVs
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, are tools that allow us to collect images using multiple sensors: photographic cameras, thermal cameras, multispectral sensors that pick up different frequency ranges, from visible to infrared, etc. Their usefulness is similar to satellite images, but drones give us more versatility in terms of precision, regularity, and a choice of equipment and ranges that, on satellites, are predetermined and locked.
LiDAR is a device that allows you to determine the distance from a laser emitter to an object or surface using a pulsing laser beam. Using the feedback time from the laser beam, we are able to create maps of the terrain or the stratum of vegetation. This information is mainly used for forest inventories, although it has much more potential. Until now, the sensors have been principally used in planes or small aircraft, but its reduced size and price are opening avenues for its use in other devices like cars, drones, or even backpacks.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a set of tools that integrate and connect diverse components to analyze and model great quantities of real-world data, which are then connected to a spatial reference. This analysis and organization facilitates and optimizes decision-making by taking into account social-cultural, economic, and environmental aspects. Additionally, applications for GIS can be programmed to automatically monitor resources, green zones, golf courses, or other areas of interest.
Habitat monitoring is fundamental for managing and conserving natural spaces and for discovering the best uses of their resources.
To better manage forest and environmental resources, remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) are very simple and cost-effective tools to gather information.
Monitoring urban parks
Satellite remote sensing and drones with multispectral cameras help define parameters and indices that can signal the vigor and health of vegetation and give us other valuable information to better manage urban parks.