9 november 2023
We have a passion for developing applications that leverage remote sensing data. Together with VITO, which is globally recognized for its expertise in earth observation, we have built EXPLORE, an operational Earth observation platform that enables us to monitor our environment in near real-time using satellite data. Just this week, we proudly released EXPLORE-VN, a version tailored specifically for the needs of Vietnam.
EXPLORE-VN is more than just a platform; it's the basis for a comprehensive environmental monitoring solution designed specifically for Vietnam. The first objective of this solution is to provide users with valuable water quality products, derived from the data collected by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 (S2) satellites. What sets EXPLORE-VN apart is its ability to process data for the entire territory of Vietnam in near real-time using a validated processing workflow. Sentinel-2 satellites conduct optical scans of the entire globe every five days, offering high-resolution images at 10 meters. This frequent and detailed coverage provides EXPLORE-VN with a wealth of information about our environment.
EXPLORE-VN is a great tool that helps us monitor surface water quality from satellite images. We are very grateful with the support from Finexpo and the Belgian government. As remote sensing is an ever evolving domain, we look forward to continue our cooperation to further improve the indicators and the accuracy achieved. (The Institute of Geography of the Vietnamese Academy of Science & Technology in Vietnam)
EXPLORE-VN’s user interface is designed with innovation and user-friendliness in mind. Some of the standout features include:
The platform employs state-of-the-art algorithms for data processing, following the most recent scientific insights. Moreover, EXPLORE-VN is designed to be flexible, enabling the inclusion of additional analysis-ready products, sensors, and functionalities, making it a valuable tool for environmental monitoring.
By providing timely, accurate, and accessible data, EXPLORE-VN is contributing to a better understanding of our world and how we can protect it. With its state-of-the-art algorithms, operational capacity, user-friendly interface and adaptability, EXPLORE-VN is a significant step forward bringing earth observation from the research domain into the daily working environment of many.
EXPLORE-VN is purchased by the Institute of Geography, part of the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, with financial support of FINEXPO’s SME instrument.