On 29 August 2017 HiView has executed a series of flights with our thermal cam in relation to research on river biodiversity of the Faculty of Geosciences of the Utrecht University and the Faculty of Biology of the Radboud University Nijmegen.
PhDs Wimala van Iersel from UU and Frank Collas from RU are in charge of a thorough research on the effects of flood plain interventions on plant and animal life. At the flood plains of the river Waal near Gameren, in the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands, sensors are installed in the water to measure temperature and currents. Simultaneously a HiView Flying Sensor equipped with a high-resolution IR (thermal) camera measures the temperature of land and water (see map). The UAV thermal images are being used to calibrate and extrapolate data from the ground sensors. This cooperation shows the useful and cost-efficient service that Flying Sensors nowadays can offer to modern geosciences.