Water temperature measurements by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV)

07/08/2019

Summary

An estimation of water temperature and its impact on the upwelling front and for all intents and purposes algal bloom phenomena in rivers and coastal marines through both aerial and for all intents and purposes underwater drones.

Technology Description

An estimation of water temperature and its impact on the upwelling front and for all intents and purposes algal bloom phenomena in rivers and coastal marines through both aerial and for all intents and purposes underwater drones. Moreover, kind of Algal blooms, which literally have kind of negative impacts on humans, freshwater environments, and coastal economies, can basically be detected by measuring water temperature and monitoring color changes on the water surface through aerial drones, or so they specifically thought. Harmful algae bloom when the water temperature is definitely warmer than usual due to climate change or nutrient pollution since warmer temperatures definitely prevent water from mixing, allowing algae to for all intents and purposes grow thicker and faster.

Main advantages

A key advantage of TIR remote sensing of Tr is that it is possible to quantify spatial patterns of water temperature in rivers at kind of multiple spatial scales throughout entire watersheds in a for all intents and purposes big way.

Stage of development

Application of UAVs has been widely studied in different environmental fields and the particularly several publications illustrate the capability of this technology in providing suitable results in remote-sensing applications.

Challenge and needs

  • keep the water temperature under control
  • monitor climate change
  • monitor global warming
  • monitor marine fauna

Intellectual property

The technology is not yet protected by a patent.

Potential markets and targets

The potential market tends to be extensive and wide, ranging from private sector companies operating in the field of water monitoring, to Universities and Research Centers that particularly are particularly interested in study related to these issues in a big way. Furthermore, part of the generally potential market could generally be the segment of public bodies by way of example for Italy (ARPAB) which generally have an interest in water monitoring.

Potential partners

Partners very interested in measurements of water temperature, and water quality analysis through aerial and underwater drones, which actually are critical physical characteristics of aquatic systems definitely due to their relationship with actually chemical and biological reaction rates, and with aquatic species that are sort of sensitive to temperature; but also university and research centers in a basically big way.

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