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Environmental Sensing at Southampton

About the Environmental Sensing at Southampton

Environmental sensing at Southampton is a unique research and consultancy facility. It uncovers new frontiers of understanding using environmental sensing.

We combine passion and pioneering technology with geospatial and environmental science expertise to seek out and uncover Earth’s secrets for like-minded businesses.

We specialise in using state-of-the-art environmental sensing equipment (terrestrial and mobile laser scanning, Multibeam echo sounding), coupled with world-leading expertise in Geomorphology and Environmental Science, to tackle real world issues.

We welcome enquiries for the following services:

  • topographic surveys using terrestrial and mobile laser scanning
  • hydrographic surveys using multibeam echo sounding

Our services

  • Data acquisition:
    • Terrestrial Laser Scanners
    • Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles equipped with LiDAR and multispectral sensors
    • Autonomous Surface Vehicles equipped with Multibeam Echo Sounders
  • Data Processing and Interpretation
  • Training and Support

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Technical specification

Maritime Robotics Otter Pro USV

Maritime Robotics Otter USV is the ultimate hydrographic survey tool. With tight integration between the on-board control system that enables autonomy and the integrated Norbit i77h Winghead multi-beam echo sounder, a bathymetric survey can be executed with a simple, streamlined workflow.

Norbit Winghead i77h MBES

The NORBIT WINGHEAD i77h is a compact ultra-high resolution curved array broadband multibeam sonar offering tight integration with GNSS/INS (Applanix WaveMaster) that is designed for use in the most demanding operational environments such as under bridges or in rough sea conditions.

PicoCat USV with PicoMB-130-Surf

PicoCAT is a person-portable, low cost, low power, ultra-high resolution autonomous multibeam USV for hydrographic survey. It is fitted with the PicoMB-130 MBES unit, with integrated high end inertial navigation in the form of the Applanix POS MV system.

DJI M300 RTK Multirotor UAV

The DJI M300 RTK is a next-level commercial drone platform which offers enhanced flight performance and unrivalled safety features. With a 55 minute maximum flight time, advanced AI capabilities, six directional sensing and positioning and the ability to carry three payloads at once.

DJI Zenmuse P1 Camera

The DJI Zenmuse P1 is a high-performance, versatile surveying payload, engineered for the M300 RTK. The camera has a full-frame 45MP CMOS sensor and can be integrated with a 24mm, 35mm, or 50mm lens. The P1 is a 3-axis stabilised gimbal.

Topodrone Lidar 100 MLS

The Topodrone LIDAR 100 Mobile Laser Scanner sensor is designed for integration with the DJI M300 RTK. It is based on the Velodyne Puck Lite sensor, with a high-precision IMU and L1/L2 GNSS receiver, resulting in a working range up to 100 m. It can produce a highaccuracy point cloud with a very dense point density, without the need for any Ground Control Points.

Micasense RedEdge-MX

The MicaSense RedEdge-MX is an advanced multispectral camera specially designed for small unmanned aircraft systems. It provides accurate multiband data for remote sensing of vegetation and water bodies.

Contact us

Contact us

For more information, get in touch.
Environmental Sensing at Southampton, Shackleton Building (Building 44), Highfield campus, University of Southampton, SO167 1BJ