Ultralight aircraft (ULM)

Multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing platform

Equipped with a hyperspectral camera that can separate the light spectrum into more than 250 separate signals (compared to a standard RGB camera that uses three). The hyperspectral camera makes it possible to see exactly how algae and suspended sediments are distributed and circulate in the layers that rise to the lake surface. It may even be possible to distinguish different types of algae using this cutting-edge technology. The data from the planes will be combined with satellite data as well as water samples taken from a catamaran.

RGB (left) and hyperspectral-based (right) images of the Venoge delta on Lake Geneva

The system was developed as part of the international Léman-Baïkal research project