UNESCO/IHE - Wing monitors

UNESCO/IHE - Wing monitors

Monitoring of the quantity and quality properties of water and ecosystems has been so far conducted from point-sampling with relatively low revisit frequency due to logistic and cost concerns. UNESCO-IHE has expanded this approach to a spatially explicit sampling of both quality and quantity parameters using UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and KAP (Kite Aerial Photography) systems, with hyper-spatial resolution and potential for daily frequency. This brings a new insight into the natural dynamics and feedback mechanisms acting in natural and anthropologically impacted ecosystems (e.g. rivers, coasts, wetlands etc.).

Locations: Mozambique, Kenya
Contact: Paolo Paron (p.paron@unesco-ihe.org)

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