Integrated remote sensing mission in the Venice Lagoon

Flavio Borfecchia, A. Cimbelli, Luigi De Cecco, Antonio B. Della Rocca, Sandro Martini, Roberto Barbini, Francesco Colao, Roberta Fantoni, Antonio Palucci, Sergio Ribezzo

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In this work active and passive remote sensing techniques have been merged to collect information upon the distribution of natural, anthropic and industrial pollutants in the Venetian Lagoon. Some IR and UV images, sensed by a bispectral Daedalus AA3500 scanner, on board of an Italian Guardia di Finanza aircraft flying at 3000 m, have been integrated with lidar measurements, appropriately processed and georeferenced by means of GPS receivers, in order to display large scale distributions. The lidar fluorosensor, installed on a boat, has covered many different sites of the lagoon, while measuring amounts of chlorophyll, dissolved organic matter and oil slick. Lidar data have been used to calibrate the bispectral images acquired by the airborne scanner at low height by means of appropriate regression models. The models have shown a good correlation between the two different types of collected data. Finally, small scale detailed thematic maps of the distributions of the above- mentioned bio-chemical parameters have been produced for some risk sites of the lagoon, with the characterization and localization of pollutant sources. ©2004 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventRemote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …


ConferenceRemote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea
Period1/1/97 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Borfecchia, F., Cimbelli, A., De Cecco, L., Della Rocca, A. B., Martini, S., Barbini, R., ... Ribezzo, S. (1997). Integrated remote sensing mission in the Venice Lagoon. Paper presented at Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Sea, Italy.