Thermographic biologic and geologic studies

Detect minimal thermal reactions to environmental stimuli and changes

  • Excellent thermal resolution allows for detection of smallest signals
  • Infrared cameras can track fast animals even during night-time
  • Most suitable infrared lenses focus high geometric resolution on animals, plants and landscapes

Details about environmental studies

Thermography – Measurement of smallest temperature details

The vast majority of biologic processes only result in small temperature difference as they are always connected to a rather high energy consumption organisms try to avoid. Likewise, hydrological and geophysical anomalies within the thermal spectrum come with only lower thermal signatures. InfraTec offers infrared camera models which suit the resulting demands in thermal resolution and thereby, guarantee for usable results of your studies. For instance, you can most precisely follow the thermal day cycles of plants which can lead to new results when monitoring the reaction of biotopes to external stress.

Uninterrupted surveillance of animal behaviour

The behaviour of animals can easily be tracked by visual cameras. But those cameras also just easily come to their limits. Additional light or activation sources for using visual surveillance technologies would be needed. But those will also interfere with the biological behaviour of animals. An infrared camera helps here as it allows to monitor even during absolute darkness. Beside of this you will also be able to detect perfectly camouflaged animals as their camouflage normally works in the visible spectrum only. Thereby for instance airborne countings of populations will become feasible using an infrared camera.

Application specific lens solutions offer optimal resolution-FOV ratio

InfraTec offers a wide range of interchangeable lenses for its infrared camera models being configurable with highly resolving detectors. Thereby the ratio between detail resolution and size of field of view can be set in the best way for your specific needs. For example you can measure temperatures of smallest animals using microscopic lenses as well as the full width of landscapes by applying wide-angle lenses. For images taken from planes, UAVs or helicopters a variety of telephoto lenses are available for you, too.

Infrared cameras for environmental studies

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head 900
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 900

    Smallest thermal marks on large-scale or at long distance measuring objects can be detected exactly with 3.1 megapixels.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head 800
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 800

    The uncooled industrial camera offers stationary long-term operation for demanding monitoring tasks.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head 700
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 700

    This uncooled infrared camera camera is applicable for stationary long-term operation for demanding monitoring tasks in industry and research.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD head 600
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD head 600

    The robust light metal housing, high geometric and excellent thermal resolution as well as a number of interfaces enable for stationary long-term operation for demanding monitoring tasks even under harsh environmental conditions.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD research 900
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD research 900

    Recordings of objects undergoing fast temperature changes can be saved and analysed internally or on a notebook precisely and in razor-sharp quality.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD research 800
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD research 800

    The ergonomic design, comprehensive camera functions and the integrated GigE interface allow for professional mobile and stationary use. 

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD research 700
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD research 700

    Designed for professional users, this infrared camera system supplies precise measuring results and the integrated GigE interface allows for storage and analysis of time-dependent temperature profiles.

  • Infrared camera VarioCAM® HD research 600
    Infrared camera VarioCAM ® HD research 600

    High geometric and best thermal resolution as well as excellent handling and extensive features allow its use for demanding inspection tasks.

  • VarioCAM® HDx research 600
    VarioCAM ® HDx research 600

    The highest resolution color TFT display of this device class, a 8 MP digital camera and robust light metal housing enable this high quality measurement instrument for universal measurement and inspection tasks.

  • VarioCAM® HDx inspect  600
    VarioCAM ® HDx inspect 600

    Control technical installations or inspect buildings thermographically with a thermal imaging camera that provides the entry to thermography at high-end level.

  • VarioCAM® HDx head 600
    VarioCAM ® HDx head 600

    Compact housing dimensions, minimal weight, robust housing and numerous interfaces allow easy integration of this thermal imaging camera into your existing system environments.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 9300 Serie
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 9300 Serie

    Measure smallest details with highest geometrical resolution.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 8300 Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 8300 Series

    Resolve details most detailed and measure at high speed.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR 8300 hp Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR 8300 hp Series

    Measure infrared full frame frequencies with up to 350 Hz.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 7300 Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 7300 Series

    Operate with material specific spectral thermography at large image format.

  • Infrared camera PIR uc 180
    Infrared camera PIR uc 180

    Use the infrared camera for real-time image acquisition.

  • Infrared camera ImageIR® 10300 Series
    Infrared camera ImageIR ® 10300 Series

    Measure extremely small micron sized structures on large targets.

Case studies


Thermography for climate research

Thermography for climate research

Climate research is one of the most exposed types of academic research these days. With the continuous discussion about extreme weather events and long-term implications of human-made climate factors the related science has become a part of everyone´s daily life.



Get further information about the usage of VarioCAM ® HD head 800 for atmospheric monitoring


Thermography in biology - Bats

Bats are important in the ecosystems, and can provide valuable services to humans such as reducing the numbers of insect pests at night. But the consequences of human population expansion have caused significant reductions in the populations of many bat species over the past hundred years. In order to protect bat populations firstly their ecology has to be understood but it can be very difficult to study the small, nocturnal mammals in the wild. Infrared thermography offers solutions to many of the problems faced by bat ecologists.

Monitoring of bats with VarioCAM ® hr research 580