Thermal imaging for bat conservation and research


FLIR Systems has reported how its T1030sc thermal imaging camera is helping bat conservation and research efforts.

Bats play a major role in our ecosystem but, due to numerous threats, bat populations have declined significantly over the years. FLIR thermal imaging technology is now playing a key role in helping experts understand and conserve bat populations in the UK.

A video report from bat conservation advisors Simon Holmes and Joe Nunez-Mino, from the Bat Conservation Trust in the UK, explains the important role that FLIR’s T1030sc thermal imaging cameras play in their work. Anyone interested in watching the full video or finding out more about getting involved in bat conservation should visit:

The T1030sc is a portable, high-speed, high-definition thermal imaging and measurement camera. It is designed for researchers and scientists who need the highest resolution and sensitivity possible in a flexible, battery-powered handheld package. Drawing upon 50 years of experience, this camera records full 1024 × 768 resolution images at 30 frames per second. The T1030sc captures lossless HD radiometric imagery at up to 120 Hz, which can be viewed, acquired, analysed and shared in FLIR ResearchIR Max or MathWorks® MATLAB.