Rapid flood assessment using Flying Sensors

PARTNERS:
YEAR:

2016

SUMMARY:

On 23rd of June 2016 HiView performed a quick response action to detect flooding areas using Flying Sensors (drones, uav). The rapid response team was deployed within 24 hours after heavy flooding caused by days of heavy rainfalls. The responsible water board (HDSR) used the obtained information to act in the most efficient way by mitigating impact. The ultra-high resolution imagery of flooded areas were in a later stage also used to assess the damage to crops.

                                                                                      

With this project HiView has contributed to mitigate the impact of floods by a rapid response action to assess the extent of flooding areas based on Flying Sensor information.