Tag Archives: Environment and Conservation

Drone Surveys Help Flood Mitigation Efforts in North Jersey

In at-risk riparian areas of northern New Jersey, surveyors are using drones as part of the documentation for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program that saves Pompton Lakes residents hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on flood insurance … Continue reading

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‘Thar she blows!’ Scientists use drones to monitor whale health

The old cry of sailors sighting a whale’s waterspout is taking on new meaning as scientists turn to drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, to gather samples of the fluids exhaled by the huge mammals and track their health. Marine researcher … Continue reading

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Project looks into how drones can predict spread of wildfire

A University of Missouri researcher is teaming up with scholars in Kansas and Georgia to develop drone technology to monitor and potentially predict the spread of wildfires. The $1.2 million research project that began last month aims to use unmanned … Continue reading

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UAS could improve management of complex forest environments

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) offer the potential to provide timely and accurate reference data in forests and other complex environments for research and management applications, according to researchers at the University of New Hampshire. Benjamin Fraser and Russell Congalton with … Continue reading

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