The aim of this project is to develop a portable intelligent imaging system for phenomena involved in natural and built environment risks. This system includes an innovative image processing hardware and software to support Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Digital Image Correlation (DICT) applications, including real-time PIV. The solution will empower researchers at CERIS with modern tools that can be used both in the field as well as in the laboratory. Despite still being a work in progress, some milestones have already been achieved and the results are being shared through journal submissions. The articles evaluate the performance of the developed PIV software and detail the synthetic PIV image generator tool created for the study. A PIV LED lighting unit was also built and partially tested and will be continued by PhD student Luís Mendes.