UAV Applications in Hydrology A Case Study in Gökova Basin Muğla Turkey

Sağır, Çağdaş
Kurtuluş, Bedri
Erdem, Günseli
Avşar, Özgür
Kurtuluş, Dilek Funda
Tunca, Evren
Le Coz, Mathieu
Razack, Moumtaz
Adopting new technologies to hydrogeological studies is quite seldom at the present time. In the near future, successfully applications of Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) and small data logging system will be expected to show positive impact by encouraging the innovative designs and uses of these systems to monitor hydrosystem changes in local-to-regional ecosystems. Understanding of hydrosystem using these devices and the prediction of global/local change impacts on it has one of the highest scientific and socio-economic importance in Mediterranean zone. This study is a part of an ERANETMED project title as "Groundwater Resilience to Climate Change and High Pressure within an IWRM Approach". The main aim is to use of different types of drone and loggers equipped with visible/multispectral/thermal cameras for monitoring karstic springs, lakes, rivers etc... The advantages of this study are the ease of field data acquiring, fast and safe measurement process without making any harm to karstic springs by using hazardous materials and implement hi-tech instruments in hydrogeology studies. Therefore, in this study producing high resolution spatial and temporal hydrodynamic and physicochemical data of karst springs are collected by using drone and loggers. The preliminary results of drone images, logger data analysis and the possible application use of drones in hydrogeology domain will be presented in this study. In this regard, we would like to thank TUBITAK & ERANETMED (Project No: 115Y843) and the project members.
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Ç. Sağır et al., “UAV Applications in Hydrology A Case Study in Gökova Basin Muğla Turkey,” presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, 12 - 16 Aralık 2016, San-Francisco, Kostarika, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: