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Lactec and Eomap sign an unprecedented partnership in Brazil

By GeoConnexion - 26th August 2020 - 10:31

Lactec - a reference centre in innovation and technological research - and the German company Eomap - specialized in remote sensing for environmental services - signed a partnership to carry out projects in the area of monitoring aquatic environments, using geospatial intelligence technologies in Brazil. Researchers and specialists from the two companies have already worked together to investigate environmental damage in the Doce River Basin and the adjacent coastal region, following the rupture of the ore tailings dam in Mariana (MG) in 2015. Combining Lactec and Eomap’s expertise, it was possible to generate a complete picture of Mariana’s environmental disaster. The experts applied analysis of satellite images, modelling of collected field data, which allowed to identify how the tailings mud spread through the river until reaching the ocean, compromising the water quality and the biota. This work will continue, now, in the assessment of the reflections of the floods registered in the state of Minas Gerais, earlier this year.

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