Remote sensing for site investigation

Discover how remote sensing techniques are transforming the site investigation of contaminated land projects.

Remote sensing is the process of detecting and monitoring the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance (typically from satellite or aircraft). It is widely used by the military, intelligence and commercial sectors, and is increasingly being used to map and monitor the spatial distribution and concentration of land contamination. 

Most remote sensing techniques, such as satellite imaging and aerial LiDAR scans, have been popular for geospatial analysis. More recently, close range remote sensing techniques have been developed for near-ground investigation. However, there is relatively low awareness of the benefits of remote sensing: the ability to generate accurate data in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Our expert speakers will explain the application of different remote sensing techniques in site investigation for land contamination and geotechnical proposes, highlighting recent developments.

Why attend
Discover the benefits of remote sensing, such as radar and LiDAR, in ground
investigation in contaminated land projects
Explore the pros, cons and applications of the latest remote sensing techniques
Evaluate the data generated by the remote sensing techniques and how this is used in
contaminated land projects
Hear case studies demonstrating how remote sensing can be used to assess
site conditions
Earn valuable CPD

Who should attend
Site investigation specialists
Remote sensing specialists
Local authorities

Wednesday 11 November 2020
12:30 - 14:00

12:30 Welcome and introduction 
Joanne Kwan, Project Manager, CIRIA
12:35 Assessing the benefits of remote sensing in major projects
Speaker to be announced
12:55 Application of remote sensing in contaminated land projects
Jonathan Gammon, Adviser and Non-executive Director,
Geotechnical Observations
13:15 Innovation in remote sensing for geotechnical analyses and monitoring
Paolo Mazzanti, Lecturer of Remote Sensing, Department of Earth Sciences,
University of Rome and CEO, NHAZCA
13:35 Interactive discussion and Q&A
13:55 Closing remarks

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