Ranging from spatial planning to marine water quality assessment, from wildfire detection to land cover changes, Rheticus® provides several continuous Earth monitoring services to support national-to-regional authorities in fulfilling environmental reporting obligations, daily tasks and planning activities.
Services in this field are:
Rheticus® Displacement is the service devoted to providing continuous monitoring of ground displacements and infrastructure stability in areas with active landslide or subsidence, easily spotting trends and potentially anticipating risky situations and harmful events.
Rheticus® Marine is the geo-information service dedicated to monitoring areas that are homogeneous in terms of eutrophic behaviour and eligible for determining the Marine Strategy Framework Directive zones where assess the Good Environmental Status.
Rheticus® Wildfires is the ideal solution for timely burnt areas monitoring and effective recovery planning, for developing fire control strategies, prioritising response team and detecting illegal anthropogenic activities.
Rheticus® Urban Dynamics is the service designed to support detection, monitoring and reporting of land use changes, soil sealing, and spatial planning.
Pinpointing the failure from Space: the sewerage network of Milan
Introduction Water can be a destructive force, washing away roadbeds and eroding riverbanks. Sometimes it works silently and invisibly, removing soil beneath parking lots and roads until they cave in, exposing sinkholes that shallow houses and cars. Subsidence, or when the ground begins to sink, is an indication of a problem. This does not need ... More
Turning radar data into action: slope instabilities in the urban area of Niscemi (Italy)
Introduction Land instability is a key activity to ensure people’s safety, environmental protection and the safeguarding of infrastructures and strategic assets. However, traditional campaigns for the regular monitoring of wide areas require considerable financial resources, time and are often complex to implement. Problem Niscemi is an historical village located up above a hilly area in ... More
The Marine face of Rheticus: coastal water monitoring of the Epirus Region
Introduction Eutrophication of coastal areas is one of the most important and long lasting water quality problems for densely populated and industrialised countries. It can greatly affect coastal ecosystems. It is included among the Descriptors of the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) needed for evaluating the Good Environment Status (GES) of marine areas. Furthermore, ... More
Wildfires capture from Space
Introduction 2017 will be remembered as another year of significant wildfire activity across Italy, especially within national parks and protected areas. Wildfires represent a major threat to environmental resources, with hundreds of thousands of hectares of burnt areas and invaluable loss of woods and biodiversity every year. Over the 2017 summer season, the Alta Murgia ... More