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Drones for Environmental Protection and Conservation


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Did you know how many ways drones (or UAVs/UAS) are already being used to protect the earth and her inhabitants? Learn more with this quick senseFly guide. Then visit for all the details.

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Drones for Environmental Protection and Conservation

  1. 1. Drones for environmental protection & conservation Safeguarding our world with accurate aerial data
  2. 2. Drone technology is increasingly being used for conservation & environmental protection work Since these systems offer quick, easy and cost-effective aerial imagery, on demand
  3. 3. look at how drones
  4. 4. • Mammal counting • Flock counting • Nest counting & more COUNTING ANIMALS Duke University
  5. 5. TRACKING ANIMALS WilliamHook • Using radio tracker collars/triangulation
  6. 6. PLANT CONSERVATION • Species identification • Plant/tree counting • Growth/coverage monitoring • Plant health/stress analysis • Biomass estimation & more KEW GIS
  7. 7. • Forest mapping • Vegetation health analysis • Biomass estimation • Fire detection & tracking • Storm damage assessment • Planting / re-planting campaign planning • Deforestation / illegal logging / farming / incursion monitoring FORESTRY Hnit-Baltic
  8. 8. CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH • Identification of glacial features • Analysis of glacier dynamics • River modeling • Coastal erosion tracking ETH Zurich Utrecht University InternationalCenter for Integrated MountainDevelopment
  9. 9. COASTAL MANAGEMENT • Erosion monitoring • Storm damage assessment • Volume estimation • Beach replenishment planning ATEC-3D
  10. 10. TERRAIN MODELING • Morphology • Glacial features • River banks • Cliff faces • Beaches • Volcano craters University of Hawaii
  11. 11. RIVER & FLOOD ASSESSMENT • River mapping & modeling • Water-flow simulation • Erosion monitoring • Flood damage assessment • Flood defense planning Drone Adventures
  12. 12. With the eBee drone we could easily identify and map geomorphological features in the New Zealand Subantarctics, which due to thick vegetation and a lack of satellite coverage would have been impossible otherwise. The eBee's low noise and 'natural' appearance was also crucial, since this meant it didn't disturb local bird colonies Dr. Zoë Thomas, Research Associate, Climate Change Research Centre (Australia) Read more testimonials
  13. 13. than taking shots manually from manned aircraft in fact we realised we could buy a full drone system for what two aerial surveys would have cost us in the past! We expect the eBee to become a solid and very important component of our research program as we David W. Johnston, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University Marine Laboratory (USA) Read more testimonials
  14. 14. Rotary (helicopter) drone systems are best suited to monitoring and charting smaller areas, enabling operators to capture video imagery and respond to this feedback live
  15. 15. -wing UAVs such as eBee allow users to map larger areas in a single autonomous flight
  16. 16. Explore a world of environmental drone projects at: