Applications in Remote Sensing

Two publications about mapping the Colombian wetlands

Two papers have been published about mapping the Colombian wetlands using radar remote sensing. The papers have been published by Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt.

Airbus Defence and Space, TFT and SarVision to Provide Unprecedented Accuracy for Verification of Zero Deforestation Commitments

New combination of optical and radar satellite technology in operation with Ferrero and Nestlé as pilot customers

New employees

Since the start od September two new people joined the SarVision team. We are welcoming Lucio Mascolo and Marjolein Lof to the SarVision team, and wish them a good time.

Flooding maps Colombia

Together with the Humboldt Institute, Flooding maps for all of Colombia were created using Alos PALSAR WB data for the Ministry of Environment in Colombia.

“Colombia Anfibia vol. 2”

After volume 1 of Colombia Anfibia, now also volume 2 has been released. Colombia Anfibia: Volume 2 is a publication of the Humboldt Institute in Colombia (The National Institute for the study of Biodiversity). SarVision participated in the creation of a Frequency Flooding Map for the whole Colombian territory.

Colombian Amazon

The last two years SarVision is collaborating with the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) in Colombia to create the basis for a regional monitoring system. Base line mapping on Vegetation types and wetland extension are the main products to be use as a base to understand deforestation patterns.

Welcome to SarVision

SarVision is a spin-off from Wageningen University (WUR) based in the Netherlands. SarVision pioneers the operational application of systematic satellite and airborne monitoring and mapping systems for environmental and natural resource management. Our innovative systems provide our partners with the latest maps and information on land and forest cover, change, fire and hydrology, updated on a regular basis (monthly to yearly).


SarVision contributes to numerous sustainable development efforts in tropical forest regions around the globe, working directly with organisations as diverse as space agencies, multilateral institutions, government …


In the last ten years SarVision, based on specific requirements from diverse type of users, has developed a series of products for the observation of the earth surface. Many of the products are based on “what the radar can see”.


Besides aiming at the advancement of application in practice of mapping and monitoring applications, the foundation of SarVision warrants continuity in the development …