The Environment Agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England. They have three main business areas: flood and coastal risk management; water, land and biodiversity; and regulated business. They are responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.
Operating two aircraft, the Environment Agencys national survey programme requires 24/7 operational support and being capable of mobilising their aircraft within 1 hour.
Each of their aircraft is equipped with a range of remote sensing instrumentation, including LIDAR and digital aerial photography, which allows them to take high resolution images for ongoing surveillance as well as incident response.
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