Infrastructure Engineering

Infrastructure Engineering

Earth Observation techniques: using Geospatial data as a support for infrastructure design, planning, construction and maintenance.

The phases of planning and design of on-shore or off-shore infrastructures, - from railways to pipelines, from highways to dams -, must include the analysys of the environment in which this infrastructure will serve. It is fundamental to evaluate the morphology of the area, the impact of the construction activities on the environmental dynamics, the possible future coexistence between works and neighboring areas.

Planetek Italia is an expert partner in the supply, in addition to satellite images, of added value services and data, obtained by merging different sources through automatic and photo-interpretation processing techniques, useful for supporting engineering companies in their activities.

Planetek services in the field of infrastructure engineering:

In the field of the on-shore design, we provide services like:

In the field of the off-shore design, based on our sound experience in monitoring marine and coastal ecosystems, we provide services of:

  • Submerged vegetation mapping (taking into account the possible distribution of species like Posidonia Oceanica);
  • Oil spill from natural and/or anthropic sources: detection and analysis;
  • Chlorophyll / Total Suspended Mapping / Temperature / Water Turbidity Mapping; 
  • Seasonal lifecycle of microorganisms;
  • Bathymetric analysis.

Rheticus®: continuous satellite monitoring for infrastructures and smart cities.

Rheticus® is a satellite-based information service designed for the continuous monitoring of ground surface, infrastructures, work sites, urban dynamics or marine coastal areas. Providing actionable information in form of maps, reports, alerts and geoanalytics, Rheticus® is ready to assist managers, professionals and decision-makers in several industries with the highest precision and care.

Our main industry-focused services designed for infrastructure engineering are: Rheticus® Displacement, Rheticus® Network Alert, Rheticus® Safeway, Rheticus® Safeland, Rheticus® Building Check.

Rheticus® Displacement is targeted to: Infrastructures and works managers and builders; Public Administration; Planners & professionals in land and environmental management and protection.

Available by subscription, it provides detailed information on:

  • Check of slope stability due to slow landslides movements;
  • Analysis of the presence of phenomena of instability in the preliminary and the final phase of the planning of works and infrastructures;
  • Monitoring the impact of the works and infrastructures construction on the slope stability;
  • Check of the results of the interventions of slope stabilization.

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