remote sensing service Articles

  • Remote sensing methods for global wood procurement

    Customer: StoraEnso Challenge: Need for up-to-date information about growing wood stock at local scale but global extent. Decision-making in wood procurement. Solution: A method and software for mapping wood stock using digital satellite images. Key benefits: Cost-savings by field work reduction. Fast, timely and harmonized ...

  • Developing indicators of ecosystem condition using geographic information systems and remote sensing

    Abstract  Improvements in remote sensing technologies and the use of geographic information system (GIS), are increasingly allowing us to develop indicators that can be used to monitor and assess ecosystem condition and change at multiple scales. This paper presents global- and regional-level indicators developed by the World Resources Institute and collaborating partners using remote ...


  • Unmanned remote and wireless CDM monitoring case study

    Remote and wireless monitoring technology to meet CDM requirements is in its infancy in Europe. Carbon trading is driving it globally, especially in North and South America. That experience and technology is now finding a demand in Europe and Asia in landfill, biogas from food and animal waste in digesters and water treatment sludge digestion. Methane recovery from landfill and anaerobic ...


    By Geotech

  • Assessment of the effect of slope on runoff potential of a watershed using NRCS–CN method

    The rainfall–runoff is a very complex hydrological phenomenon, as this process is highly non–linear, time–varying and spatially distributed. The average slope within the watershed together with the overall length and retardance of overland flow are considered to be the main factors which govern the runoff process. The Natural Resources Conservation Service curve number (NRCS–CN), formerly known ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Emergency management international: Improving national and international disaster preparedness and response

    Since 1998, the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been responsible for managing activities of the Civil Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) programme, in Europe and Central Asia. CMEP supports international partner nations' national and regional strategies related to disaster preparedness and consequence management for all hazards including the development and exercise of national and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • ISA develops a complete solution for energy management in hospitals

    ISA has installed an energy management system in the University of Coimbra Hospital (HUC), which gives this health unit capacity to monitor and control its electricity consumption. With this system the hospital can access detailed information about the quality of the power supply which is a crucial aspect for technical management of any health unit of this size and characteristics. ISA- ...

  • RSD technology for MBTA bus fleet emissions

    Exhaust emissions from transit buses have long been a concern for air quality officials. Agencies have been investing millions of dollars in advanced and clean fuel technologies to reduce emissions from their bus fleets. Generally, the only information available about the emission characteristics of these vehicles comes from expensive engine- and chassis-dynomometer tests. Relatively little is ...

  • Waste Free Offices. Eco-Efficiency Case Study.

    Introduction Xerox Limited, an arm of Xerox Corporation, has responsibility for European markets. Xerox Limited offers a wide array of document-related business solutions, products and services, and recently moved into the digital office equipment market. Xerox produces copiers, printers, scanners, faxes and provides solutions for document transfer. Xerox Limited is dedicated to ...


  • Amassing Wind Information

    Wind is a variable resource, but not an indecipherable one. Second Wind encourages harnessing the full range of wind sensing technologies that are available today. When it comes to wind information, much attention is focused on the choice of wind measurement technology and data collection practices in wind resource assessment and project design. Right now, wind data plays a limited role in the ...


  • Watering Scarcity: Private investment opportunities in agricultural water use efficiency

    This report was prepared by Rabobank in collaboration with the World Resources Institute. In many regions around the world, demand for fresh water now outstrips renewable supplies. Water scarcity is projected to worsen considerably due to a combination of factors such as population increase, higher incomes and changing lifestyles, pollution, and climate change. Agriculture is by far the biggest ...

  • District Heating – hot water serves up a successful recipe for Rotork - Case Study

    Overview The Metropolitan Copenhagen Heating Transmission Company (CTR) operates the largest district heating system in Denmark. Seven combined heat and power (CHP) and two waste incineration power plants, supported by 14 peak load power plants, supply heat to the CTR transmission system, consisting of over 100 kilometres of mostly underground pipelines with diameters up to 800 mm. Water is ...


    By Rotork

  • Early warning of disasters: Facts and figures

    Lucy Pearson looks at early warning systems for disasters, their uses and limits, and what accounts for the gap between warning and action. Through history disasters have destroyed lives and livelihoods, killing people and damaging homes and businesses. Disasters in the past 35 years have taken an estimated 2.5 million lives and cost more than US$1.5 billion, mainly in developing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WWTP Covers Its Grit Tanks to Help Address Odor Concerns

    The Customer: The Georgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Ontario, Canada, provides industrial and municipal wastewater treatment for the urban area in the Town of Georgetown. The plant treats approximately 17.5 ML of wastewater per day. It is sized to accommodate the wastewater treatment needs of a local dairy processing facility, the plant’s largest industrial ...

  • Data Mining Disaster

    Computer technology that can mine data from social media during times of natural or other disaster could provide invaluable insights for rescue workers and decision makers, according to an international team writing in the International Journal of Emergency Management. Adam Zagorecki of the Centre for Simulation and Analytics, at Cranfield University, Shrivenham, UK and David Johnson of Missouri ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Dan Keltner

    Name Dan Keltner Office Naperville, IL (Chicago) Practice Area Transaction Support Areas of expertise ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The results exceeded our expectations

    After using a Lindemann scrap shear type LU 1250/15 PA 90/25 intensively for 21 years at its headquarters in ’s-Gravendeel, the Dutch firm HKS Scrap Metals found that the machine’s hydraulic system was not functioning up to par, as is inevitable with any system subject to wear and tear. As a result, production had dropped significantly – from 35 t/h to 22 t/h. The year was 2010, ...


  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Ecosystem accounting and the cost of biodiversity losses — the case of coastal Mediterranean wetlands

    Executive summary The way people are thinking about biodiversity is changing. Until recently, arguments in support of the conservation of species and habitats were based primarily on issues such as their evolutionary uniqueness, rarity or threat of extinction. Today, these arguments also include how maintaining biodiversity directly benefits people by contributing to well-being or quality ...

  • Integration of the soil database of Turkey into European soil database 1:1.000.000

    The first soil map of Europe was published at 1970 (Dudal et al., 1970). In 1985, the Commission of the European Communities (EC) published the soil map of the EC at 1:1,000,000 scales (CEC, 1985). In 1986, this map was digitised (Platou, Nørr and Madsen, 1989) in order to build a soil database and furthermore to be included in the CORINE project (Co-ordination of Information on the Environment). ...


  • Peatlands: hotspots for emissions reductions

    Peatlands play a critical role in climate regulation, storing twice as much carbon as the entire world’s forest biomass and emitting large amounts of carbon when drained. Peat carbon stocks are distributed worldwide. The mitigation potential is very significant, but possible future possible emissions as well if no rapid action is taken to protect and restore them. The UNFCCC provides ...


    By Wetlands International

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