FLOODPLAIN VEGETATION STUDY
2016 - Breemwaard, the Netherlands
In combination with Utrecht University, HiView contributed to a study to record the dynamics in ﬂoodplain vegetation over a growing season. HiView provided the necessary imagery to complete the study. Field reference data on vegetation height were collected six times during one year in 28 ﬁeld plots within a single ﬂoodplain along the Waal River, the main distributary of the Rhine River in the Netherlands.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the performance of multi-temporal high-spatial-resolution imagery, collected with a UAV, to record the dynamics in ﬂoodplain vegetation height and greenness over a growing season. To measure this the focus was on seasonal variation of herbaceous and grassy vegetation with a height up to 3 m.
These results show the high potential of using UAV-borne sensors for increasing the classiﬁcation accuracy of low ﬂoodplain vegetation within the framework of ﬂoodplain monitoring.
The full article, published in the ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, can be found here.