EXPLORE-VN: monitoring Vietnam's water quality with Sentinel-2
Monitoring water quality is costly when it is done by means of field measurements or a ground sensor network. Satellite imagery offers a cost effective alternative. The EXPLORE platform transforms raw data from the Sentinel-2 missions into usable end products like maps of water turbidity or chlorophyll-a content. The Institute of Geography in Vietnam commissioned Nazka Mapps to customize EXPLORE for the needs of the Vietnamese user and is purchased with financial support of FINEXPO’s SME instrument. EXPLORE-VN will automatically collect and process new data for the whole territory of Vietnam every 5 days. With a minimum of effort and some remote sensing expertise, it will be possible to search the data efficiently, analyze time series and download specific datasets for further analysis. To make this happen, Nazka Mapps joined forces with VITO and now makes use of their well-validated image processing chain. We also believe our developments should contribute to a better environment for current and future generations world-wide. It is in this mission that we find a great partnership with VITO, with whom we are working together on several projects.