Coastal Erosion and Flooding

MoraySky can provide imagery and long term monitoring of coastalĀ erosion and flooding. With climate change and severe weather events much in the news headlines, flooding from rivers and surface water have affected areas of North East Scotland over the past decade and during recent storms. Most recently river flooding from the River Dee and Don have caused havoc and distress to communities along their banks.

The Moray coastline is in a constant state of change and under growing threat from severe storms and the influence of the major rivers like the Spey at its mouth between Tugnet and Kingston on Spey.

Regular monitoring from the air can provide evidence for the local authorities to take action to protect people and properties. Similarly, photographic evidence may help with insurance claims resulting from river or surface water flooding.

Coastal Erosion and Flooding: Shingle beach at Kingston on Spey subject to extensive erosion on past years
Shingle beach at Kingston on Spey subject to extensive erosion on past years

Multiple images taken using a pre-planned flight plan can be combined in software to provide highly detailed photographs or height colour coded terrain images with resolutions down to a few centimetres per pixel.

Coastal Erosion and Flooding: Kingston Beach mapped using specialist software
Kingston Beach mapped using specialist software