Conservation

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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UC Santa Cruz Researchers Want to Use Drone Imagery to Weigh…

Drones are increasingly being used in the field of marine conservation. In the past, we’ve featured organizations including Ocean Alliance and Parley – both of which have used the technology to gather whale data at sea. The Ocean Alliance team recently appeared on a BBC wildlife documentary to highlight the …

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Ocean Alliance SnotBot and EarBot Drones Featured on BBC’s B…

The BBC’s Blue Planet series, usually accompanied by the smooth tones of David Attenborough, remains one of the broadcaster’s most popular exports and has been inspiring conservation and awareness of the natural world for years. So it’s fitting that this year’s series – a special week of live programs celebrating …

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Drones At Sea: The Highs & Lows of a Parley SnotBot Expediti…

If you follow how drones are being used in the world of conservation, you will have heard about Ocean Alliance by now. The Massachusetts-based marine conservation organization has pioneered a new way of collecting biological samples from whales in the form of SnotBot. These adapted drones act as flying Petri …

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Air Shepherd Sends Update From Anti-Poaching Efforts in Bots…

When you think about organizations using drones for good in Africa, the first that springs to mind is probably Zipline. The California startup has been delivering medical supplies across rural Rwanda and is setting up a similar network in Tanzania. But drone technology is also being harnessed to save the …

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