Session 25: Drones, Internet of Things, and Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring

In the latest years emerging technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, and the internet of things have become popular for monitoring and assessment of environmental, agricultural, hydrological and urban parameters and processes. Nowadays, most devices and instruments used for field measurement of soil and landscape parameters can be adapted to send the data via internet, radio signal and/or Bluetooth. The time and economic costs of remote sensing products have decreased in the latest years becoming more common and even though necessary to perform accurate studies. Real-time monitoring and high temporal and spatial resolution inputs have boosted hydrological, soil erosion and sediment delivery studies and predictions. This session invites researchers, companies, spin-off and staff of the public administration to share their studies, ideas and reflexions about the application of these techniques in soil erosion and monitoring studies.