David W. Johnston Ph.D.

We have begun using two eBees across different marine and conservation projects to see where we’ll best be able to employ them. For example, we already used an eBee carrying a thermoMAP payload for a very successful seal counting project in Canada. For us, a UAS is more efficient 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 move forwards.