Conservation

Drones for Water Management Black Swift Technologies

Black Swift Technologies’ S2 UAS ready for take off in support of soil moisture mapping Black Swift Technologies Delivers First-Of-Its-Kind UAS-Plus-Soil Moisture Sensor to Commercial Market: sophisticated drones for water management On April 4th, Boulder, Colorado-based Black Swift Technologies (BST) initiated the commercial launch of an uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) …

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Wildfire Meteorology: Drones Provide a Better, Cheaper Way t…

image courtesy Fire Weather Research Laboratory, San Jose State University Drones becoming a useful tool in wildfire meteorology, the effort to understand weather that leads to fire risk. By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Jim Magill As wildfires continue to rage across vast swaths of the western United States, researchers are developing …

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DRONELIFE Exclusive: An Insider Look at an Edinburgh Univers…

Researchers from Edinburgh University are using drones to study and demarcate global warming, and to determine how it is affecting glaciers in the Andes, a recent BBC article reports. DRONELIFE reached out to the makers of the drones to learn more about the project – but first, the research. Researches from …

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Drones Help Scientists See that the Arctic Is Getting Greene…

Credits: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Cindy Starr The Arctic is getting greener…and that is a very bad thing.  Contrary to what you may have remembered from your grade school days, the Arctic is not the barren wasteland of ice that you may envision.  The Arctic is a rich environment where …

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All’s Whale That Measures Well: Drones Help Researcher Measu…

Credit: Fredrik Christiansen Editor’s Note: Special thanks to science educator Michael Windelspecht for the news tip.   Drones have improved the study and sustainability of whales by leaps and bounds over the past few years. From efforts to curb whale hunting, to researching the sea mammals’ snot (there’s a good …

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Aerodyne Acquires Measure’s Inspection Services Business

Measure’s inspection services business has been acquired by Asia Pacific company Aerodyne, forming a new joint venture entity – Aerodyne Measure – for drone services.  Measure will continue to operate independently as an enterprise software provider: Measure CEO Brandan Declet Torres comments that the partnership will significantly expand the user …

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TORUS: Atmospheric Scientists Using Drones To Understand Tor…

During spring and summer supercell thunderstorms roam through the central United States, bringing with them lightning, huge hailstones and dangerously high winds. Some develop tornadoes, and a collective of atmospheric scientists led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are using drones to better understand why. The TORUS research project (Targeted Observation …

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