On the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Monitoring


Environmental monitoring plays a central role for the management of natural and agricultural systems. On this context, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are radically evolving offering an extraordinary opportunity to bridge the existing gap between field observations and traditional air - and space - borne remote sensing.
A network of scientists is currently cooperating within the framework of a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action named “Harmonious”. Our intention is to promote monitoring strategies, establish harmonized monitoring practices, and transfer most recent advances on UAS methodologies to others within a global network.

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On the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Monitoring

Our review manuscript “On the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental Monitoring” has been just published on MDPI Remote Sensing

Assessing the Accuracy of Digital Surface Models Derived from Optical Imagery Acquired with Unmanned Aerial Systems

Some useful recommendations for UAS-surveys aimed at the derivation of 3D surface models can be found in our recent manuscript published on Drones MDPI. The results […]

Repository of videos for image velocimetry: Towards harmonization of image velocimetry techniques for river surface velocity observations

Since the turn of the 21st Century, image based velocimetry techniques have become an increasingly popular approach for determining open-channel flow in a range of hydrological […]

Current Practices in UAS-based Environmental Monitoring

With the increasing role that unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are playing in data collection for environmental studies, two key challenges relate to harmonizing and providing standardized […]