Professionals such as environmental engineers, researchers and conservationists are turning to drones in place of slower terrestrial surveying equipment, lower-resolution satellite imagery and expensive – and sometimes unavailable – manned aircraft services. Below are just a few examples of how they are used.
River & flood assessment
Animal management & conservation
Using a drone to count grey seals in Canada
When Duke University researchers wanted to try counting seals with a drone, they headed to Canada with eBees and several cameras. The results confirmed UAVs can help save time and money, and highlighted the promise of thermal imaging.Read
Using UAVs to document contaminated sites in the High Arctic
Learn how BluMetric Environmental used an eBee drone to perform environmental assessments in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.Read