Near real-time sea turbidity satellite monitoring

by Planetek Italia srl

Market types

  • Oil and gas
  • Enviroment, Pollution and Climate
  • Maritime
  • Utilities

Service types

  • Assess and monitor coastal water quality (Oil and gas)
  • Assess dredging operation impacts (Enviroment, Pollution and Climate)
  • Assess dredging operation impacts (Oil and gas)
  • Monitor pollution at sea (Maritime)
  • Assess and monitor water quality (Utilities)

Last update: Tue 4 Nov, 2014

monitoring of water quality during dredging activities for the installation of new off-shore infrastructures. he use of traditional monitoring techniques (sampling at sea, measures, laboratory analysis) are certainly effective, but they presents logistical and operational inconveniences and long processing times, often incompatible with the need to obtain in real-time the information collected. Furthermore, field observations and measurement, although frequent, are not able to provide a complete and exhaustive spatial answer to describe all the phenomena in progress.

It integrates traditional methods with daily collections of high-resolution satellite images over the area of interest. All the monitoring phases are accurately planned: the programming of the satellite acquisitions, the data collection, the ingestion and processing. Within a few hours this method provides accurate and validated information, useful for the quantitative and spatial definition of the entity the phenomenon of dispersion of sediments during dredging operations.

Geographical Service Coverage

Europe