Drones for Environment Mapping, Inspections and Monitoring

Opterra utilises state of the art drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), to collect high quality, accurate data for environment mapping, inspection and monitoring projects. We work closely with our clients, whether they are a small private client or a large government agency. Our goal is to help you achieve your objectives by delivering targeted information that you can use to make informed decisions.

Rylan, our principal consultant and drone pilot, is an environmental scientist with over 12 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. He has the education and knowledge to understand your business and projects and also ensures that you receive the data you need and to the level of accuracy required. Opterra are customer focused so your goals are always our first priority.

Environment Mapping Drone Applications

Our drone can be used for a variety of environment mapping applications:

  • Vegetation health analysis from multispectral imagery
  • Landform monitoring / change assessment
  • Hydrological analysis
  • Baseline establishment for rehabilitation modelling
  • Coastal surveys
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Heritage area reporting
  • Migration patterns
  • Endangered species status
  • Agriculture
  • Bank erosion
  • Deforestation and degradation
  • Encroachment of invasive species
  • Plume Migration
  • Storm damage assessment
  • Flood damage assessment
  • Flood defense planning
  • Plant health/stress analysis
  • Soil property and moisture analysis
  • Biomass estimation
  • Growth/coverage monitoring
  • Plant/tree counting
  • Species identification
  • Fire detection and tracking
  • Illegal activity detection and monitoring
  • Compliance monitoring (e.g. illegal developments and waste facilities, illegal dumping, trespassing into protected areas etc.)

Opterra provides high quality, accurate aerial data for a variety of clients for Wollongong, the Illawarra and South Coast of NSW. We are based in Wollongong but frequently travel to Sydney, Newcastle and further afield.  If you have an environment mapping project, contact Opterra to find out more.

Environment Mapping