ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Multispectral imaging (MSI) collected from aircraft and drones can help monitor vegetation and promote a visual understanding of climate change. 

 

Over time, these aerial maps will show the problematic changes that result in the loss of endangered habitat, wildlife, and vegetation species.  

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PERIODIC COLLECTION OF MSI DATA 

 

  • Early warning of changes resulting from a warmer climate

  • Areas of potential wildfire and flood risks

  • Flooding-induced changes along coastal and wetland areas 

  • Infrastructure development and population dynamics

FireWatch is a leading innovator in the use of MSI for vegetation monitoring and measurement.

 

Collecting high resolution aerial data over 20 years has documented the historical vegetation changes in San Diego County.

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FireWatch documents the ongoing climate change by using vegetation as an indicator. MSI is a diagnostic tool that monitors and measures vegetation structure, cover, and health.

 

NASA has been using MSI to make climate system observations and documentation for many decades.

 Cities and communities can select environmental “hot zones” for aerial monitoring to comply with the budget for their climate change initiative. 

 

Riparian areas, parks and sensitive habitats can be surveyed and monitored for changes over time.

 

This practice will provide an early warning of potential climate change before such change becomes unmanageable.