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Rezatec uses Earth Observation to measure Peatland for Northern Ireland Water

By [email protected] - 28th October 2015 - 19:47

Rezatec has been working with Northern Ireland Water using its cutting edge Earth Observation (EO) techniques. The aim of the project is to look at the integrity of peatland in the catchment area and its risk to water quality, as well as to provide a prioritisation assessment for restoration activities. To measure peatland integrity Rezatec used a range of Earth Observation sensors from high resolution satellite imagery to ground based peat depth measurements, to analyse numerous aspects of peatland structure including the depth and volume of organic soil. The project has provided Northern Ireland Water with risk assessments to understand the extent to which the elevated quantities of carbon found in degraded peat are contributing to the level of water treatment required to achieve Drinking Water Standards.