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Innovation project “Dike monitoring with Flying Sensors” completed

Innovation project “Dike monitoring with Flying Sensors” completed

On Thursday the 21st of January the innovation project “Dike monitoring with Flying Sensors” was concluded with a meeting at the head office of “Wetterskip Fryslân” (the water board of Friesland). During the afternoon the results of the Dike monitoring project, which had a duration of one and a half year, were presented by HiView, Futurewater and project partner Kavel10.

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3D model of Langtang glacier

HiView in collaboration with Futurewater developed a 3D model of the Langtang glacier, made with data from Flying Sensors. The model is part of the project “Using Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAV) for glacier monitoring in the Himalayas”.

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Hands on in Beira, Mozambique!

In relation to disaster management Hiview has executed the first training with Ara Centro, waterboard for central Mozambique. In the water catchments of the rivers Pungwe, Buzi and Save floods are a regular threat.

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Expanding the Third Eye project in Mozambique

Expanding the Third Eye project in Mozambique

The Third Eye project has been operational now for a few months in the regadios, irrigation schemes of Chokwe (HICEP) and Xai Xai (RBL). During the past weeks our field officer, Jan van Til, was in Mozambique to monitor the project progress and to acquire new partnership and collaborations.

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Check out the new website of the ThirdEye project!

Check out the new website of the ThirdEye project!

In april HiView has continued the work on our USAID project in Mozambique. The next three months will be trained more operators. 
For more information check our new website: www.thirdeyewater.com

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ICIMOD UAV conference

ICIMOD UAV conference

Utrecht University together with ICIMODHiView and Kathmandu University organized a successful workshop in Kathmandu titled “Glacier monitoring in the Himalayas using Unmanned Arial Vehicles”.

 

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HiView has executed monitoring flights above meadows in the Dutch province Friesland

HiView has executed monitoring flights above meadows in the Dutch province Friesland

HiView has executed monitoring flights above meadows in the Dutch province Friesland, commissioned by Wetterskip Fryslan. The purpose of the flights was to measure the damage of the grassland caused by the feeding of mice, this winter a huge problem for Frisian farmers.

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HiView present at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven.

HiView present at Dutch Design Week Eindhoven.

On October 24th HiView will present themselves at the Dutch Design Week.
The future of water and the environment in The Netherlands is the main subject of the event. HiView is going to show the importance of Flying Sensors in the future of water management. 

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Successful flights on island Tiengemeten

Successful flights on island Tiengemeten

HiView has preformed several successful flights on island Tiengemeten. Tiengemeten is located in the south west of The Netherlands. 
Natuurmonumenten is administrating the nature reserve.

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HiView interviewed by KIJK magazine

Science magazine KIJK interviewed Dr. Walter Immerzeel about the glaciers in the Himalayas. 
The effect on the environment, melting pattern, missions to Nepal and future of the Glacier are all discussed in the interview.

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The Third Eye: Flying Sensors to Support Farmers’ Decision Making

HiView in co-operation with FutureWater is pleased to announce that we are one of the 39 finalists that were approved to conduct an innovative project for “Securing Water For Food: A Grand Challenge For Development”. The “Securing Water For Food” challenge was launched in 2013 at the World Water Week in Stockholm.

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For the first time Unmanned Aerial Vehicles used in the Himalayas

HiView together with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD  and Utrecht University (the Netherlands) have for the first time in the Himalayas used Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to monitor the status of a debris covered glaciers in the Langtang valley in Nepal. The study was partially supported by ICIMOD Innovation Fund. The research findings, which have been published in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment, indicate that the glacier is in poor condition; it is hardly moving anymore and thinning slowly but gradually.

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Supporting Farmers in Mozambique

HiView, in collaboration with FutureWater and various partners in Mozambique, has been awarded as semi-finalists for the prestigious US-AID Securing Water For Food Challenge.

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HiView’s Activities Expanded to England

British water management is in need of improvement as sadly demonstrated by the February 2014 flooding. Especially information services at high spatial resolution is lacking. HiView, in collaboration with various British partners, is undertaking a project funded by the European Space Agency in supporting water managers in the Yorkshire district.

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HiView Supports Nature Conservation in Netherlands

Nature parks in the Netherlands are frequently confronted with droughts that negatively influence the natural vegetation. HiView, together with partners FutureWaterKWRHoefsloot Spatial Solution, is going to support the Province of Brabant to better understand those droughts.

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Precision Agriculture using Flying Sensors

Aquademia has asked HiView to assist them in a new project funded by ClimateKIC to use Flying Sensor in precision agriculture.

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Expedition Himalaya

Expedition Himalaya

HiView recently contributed to a successful expedition to the Nepalese Himalayas. This was the second mission after October and repeat flights were conducted with an Unmanned Aerial Survey System on large glacier. Based on this second mission it will now be possible to compare the situation in May with October and based on the digital elevation models the researchers hope to quantify the melt and the flow velocity of the glaciers.

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One year successful applications and piloting with Flying Sensors

HiView celebrates one year successful piloting with Flying Sensors! After one year of piloting already three commercial projects were successfully completed. Since December 2012 HiView with its main development partners FutureWaterUtrecht University and ICIMOD has started piloting the use of Flying Sensors to support land and water management observations.

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Soil Water Research in Nature Reserves

Nature reserves in the Netherlands are confronted with declining groundwater tables resulting in loss of biodiversity. In order to adverse this drying governments are taking actions. It remains however unclear to what extent these actions result in the recovering of the biodiversity.

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Agricultural Monitoring to Support Drainage Research

Climate in the Netherlands is changing with more extensive rainfall events and extensive prolonged droughts. HiView has supported the project by looking at the impact of these innovative drainage systems on crop growth. A report of the first flight using our Pelican (platforms) has been just completed.

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Hiview passes for BNUC-S certificate (ground course) at EuroUSC.

EuroUSC™ is Europe's leading independent Accreditation Specialist for 'Airworthiness & Pilot Qualifications' covering
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) with a Maximum Take-Off Mass of less than 150kg.
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HiView reaches finals entrepreneurship award

HiView reaches finals entrepreneurship award

On July 1, 2013 HiView entered a competition for young companies with innovative concepts. he competition lasted 2 months. The competition consist of multiple round were each company has to present themselves. The first round was based on a basic introduction of the company. From the 52 companies who submitted their concept 20 of them advanced.

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Meinerswijk

Meinerswijk

In May 2013 HiView has, in preparation for a larger project, started monitoring the Dutch floodplains using the Pelican.

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HiView conducts successful mission to Nepal to monitor glacier dynamics at high altitude

HiView conducts successful mission to Nepal to monitor glacier dynamics at high altitude

In May 2013 HiView has together with the department of Physical Geography of Utrecht University and ICIMOD  conducted a successful mission in Nepal. The aim of the mission was to monitor the Lirung glacier in the Langtang catchment in the Himalaya.

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Infrared Imagery

Infrared Imagery

HiView’s project “Crop response to drainage” was initiated by some test flights with our Pelican. Examples of infrared imagery can be found here

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ICIMOD

ICIMOD, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, has granted HiView a project to monitor glaciers in the Himalayas

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Ultra-high resolution DEM's

Ultra-high resolution DEM's

Utrecht University, Netherlands, and HiView have started a collaborative research project on generating ultra-high resolution DEMs

 

 

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