Forest fire, oil spill, thermal, and environmental mapping service

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Rapid mapping of environmental events allows simplified remediation efforts

Saugerties, N.Y. February 3, 2003. Angiel EnviroSafe, Inc., an environmental imaging company, announced that they have initialized a service utilizing a Daedalus ABS IR/UV imager mounted in an airplane, and placed the imager into their remote sensing equipment inventory.

With this new equipment AES will be able to delineate wetlands, map vegetation stress from pollutants, do marine mammal counts, participate in search and rescue missions, monitor oil and gas pipelines, find leaks in certain above and below ground piping, map oil spills, map forest fires, do thermal studies, and much more.

This latest technology brings AES directly into the forefront of environmental imaging services. With the IR and UV band the system can detect a wide range of environmental problems at high speed from an altitude of one or more thousand feet above the terrain and at speeds from 100 knots (110 MPH) and higher without having to send people to collect data from a grid site for direct or laboratory analysis. From the images collected maps can be made directing people on the ground in their remediation efforts within hours and days instead of months.

This brings environmental monitoring firmly into the computer age.

The Daedalus imager is a very wide field of view instrument imaging at 86 degrees. The resulting ground swath is far greater than most instruments of its kind. Its range in the IR of 8.5 to 12.5 Microns makes this a very potent thermal data collection system. The UV band, 360 to 380 Nanometers, is in the band in which oil has its “signature”. As a result, when on an oil spill mission, the unit product can not only make oil stand out beautifully, the thermal band provides an approximate thickness of the oil being mapped. The resulting map, with GPS (global positioning system) position information imbedded, is then placed or “stretched” over an existing area map to provide an easy to use and very precise digitized map.

The finished digitized product is used in any GIS software program, such as ERDAS, MAPINFO, ARCINFO, etc. by universities, corporations, municipalities, counties, states, and countries to help them start and complete their projects.

More information on Angiel EnviroSafe can be found at the company Web Site

The company can be reached at:,

Pierre Angiel, 43 Angiel Lane

Saugerties, NY 12477

845 679-6703, 786 897-5562

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