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published on 5 September 2019 in energy

In Rome waste dumping is monitored from above

A pilot project making use of images from the optical and radar satellites of the Cosmo-SkyMed constellation has recently been launched to monitor waste dumping in the city of Rome. These satellite images will also be used to identify built areas where there is potential evasion of waste disposal rates (TaRi). This project originates from a partnership between AMA S.p.A., an environmental services company operating on behalf of the City of Rome, e-Geos (joint venture between Telespazio – Leonardo Group – and the Italian Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. AMA will use the modern satellite technologies to understand and fight the phenomenon of indiscriminate dumping of waste on public land and to identify cases of evasion linked to unauthorised changes to the territories. For the first time, the data will be collected at weekly intervals. This experimental project will last 4 months (1st September – 31st December 2019). If it produces positive results, the partnership will continue with a specific agreement between AMA and ASI.

With the sponsorship of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research
 
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