Here is a very interesting conference with different tech approaches about Automated Forest Restoration where we collaborated with our sowing drone:
Stephen Elliott from Chiang Mai University is presenting the results of the workshop and the book:
Automated Forest Restoration:... (read more)
Thank you for sharing this info. I just downloaded the brochure and I am sure I will find it very useful. I have senseFly's eBee Classic, with RGB, multispectral and thermal cameras, and look for cases of using those in nature/biodiversity monitoring/management. I guess... (read more)
The UFO project is an H2020 programme dedicated to supporting the development of innovative products and services by integrating Small Flying Objects (SFOs: drones, high altitude platforms systems, small satellites), with Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in a number of sectors including the... (read more)
Dear Members of Ending Wildlife Trafficking Online,
Greetings from India!
Hope you are well and taking good care of yourself. :-)
Dear Members, If you are a biologist, scientist, researcher or conservationist, please help us fill out the survey or connect us to... (read more)
Firstly, I'd just like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended my Tech Tutors presentation last month. And secondly, thank you for your patience in allowing me to respond to your questions. If you have any further questions, please feel free to post them on the forum here... (read more)
We are happy to share that we open a worldwide-first research residency in ecosystem restoration with drones and native seeds.
Do you want to experiment with sowing drones or seedball efficiency?
In collaboration with 1769.eu, an open-source research organization, we open a... (read more)
We've been using our Mavic 2 Pro to create 3d models and volumetric assessments of mangroves. We're learning more about estimating carbon storage from these models. Has anyone worked on something similar? Have a few questions would really appreciate input on.
Thank you!... (read more)
Thanks for your email.
Essentially the software is only an advantage if the drones are being flown at altitudes that provide a wide area and less visible detail (i.e. if the operator flies at 3000ft (instead of 1000ft) it will cover 9x the area and see very small detail... (read more)
Hi everyone! We are very excited to announce that the BIRDSAI dataset for conservation drones is now publicly available at https://sites.google.com/view/elizabethbondi/dataset, hosted by LILA BC. We have both real and synthetic... (read more)
We are very excited to announce that our open-source drone-reforestation crowdfunding is LIVE!
We know climate change is here, and planting trees and bushes is a clear solution after wildfires and deforestation.
Here is the video of the campaign:
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Thanks for asking Harold,
We work with any off the shelf VHF tag, you can use tags already in the field or you can order tags from any of the manufactureres, just have to be VHF of in the case of satelite or GPS tags have a VHF componment.
The drone is piloted manually, you can... (read more)
I'm new here. I thought I would share an article that I wrote a couple of years ago about my work with using drones for upland habitat monitoring and restoration here in the UK.
Happy to discuss, share ideas, etc
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I have a LIDAR sensor (LIDAR USA-Fagerman Technologies-Velodyne puck) and a DJI M-600 drone. I would like to use the two in conjunction. I believe that the drone is able to lift the weight of the sensor, but I was hoping someone could give me some advice on house the drone... (read more)
Cheers Al, and looking forward to hearing more about them. I am, as we speak, editing some thermal videos of wallaby behaviour near roads, specifically in relation to devices that activate lights and sounds when a car is approaching (activated by vehicle headlights at night). Used a Flir 640R,... (read more)
The next event in Season Three of the WILDLABS Virtual Meetup Series will focus on Drones. It is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20th from 3:00pm-4:30pm GMT / 10:00am-11:30am EST. Joining us as speakers are Craig Elder, Technical Community Manager at ArduPilot.org; Dr. Claire Burke, Astro-... (read more)
Next November 2019 I will hold a aerial sowing workshop with Drones in Brazil, in Rondonopolis, in collaboration with the Federal University of Mato Grosso.
We seek to empower ecological restoration professionals so that they can reforest faster, cheaper, and more... (read more)
I am applying to a call to create an online ecological restoration platform that incorporates drone images to facilitate the task of reforestation.
Could you tell me what ideal characteristics do you think this application could have?
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Sorry- I only just saw your reply!
It took about 3 months to get it through the department of civil aviation, but this doesn't mean much, because the Indonesian system may be pretty different. It cost 250RM (£50) for each drone.
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We have recently launched the KTN Geospatial Insight SIG and are working to develop a community of geospatial... (read more)
We are starting a new drones project at the RSPB to looks at multispectral cameras. I would love to hear about any experience people have with using these sensors with drones. It is the improved abilty to monitor vegetation e.g through measures such as NDVI that we are keen on.
We are... (read more)
Thanks so much for following up. I have yet to really get my feet wet with drones & algal blooms (my water quality issue of interest at the moment), but what I gathered from my literature review is that hyperspectral cameras are a much more precise option than... (read more)
Kites have gimbals too (ranging from simple strings to metal rigs) and you can connect to a camera much like a drone. In my case I have a gimbal hanging on a string, and to connect to my camera I get live connection and can change settings with the GoPro app! this website... (read more)
Your project sounds interesting! How's it coming along?
I'm based in the SF Bay Area. I don't have much drone experience, but it's something that I've been looking into recently. I'm currently working on a face recgnition system for brown bears with a bear researcher... (read more)
The European Space Agency have an exciting funding opportunity coming up and got in touch with us to ask that we share it with you, our WILDLABS community members. I think it might be particularly relevant to members of this group.
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For those who couldn't make it to the webinar, there's a recording at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0smOWFNRzuoLXpPSWREUnE2YzA/view. What do people think? Is this the future of aerial imagery data... (read more)
To improve autonomy, you'll either need less weight on your drone, better batteries, or what about a fixed wing aircraft? Look at the parrot disco - it's much cheaper than the eBee, and you can outfit it with a downward facing camera instead of the forward, though it seems... (read more)
I'm currently working on a project to improve forest quality assessments using drones. We would like to get hold of LiDAR and UAV datasets from the same place, ideally from a Southeast Asian forest... but I would be extremely happy with anything.
I'm currently in the... (read more)
I have been trying to use my Phanton 3 proffessional together with Pix4Dmapper to trial out some forest mapping in Principe Island.
if you are interested check it out the interview I give to CNN Inside Africa about how drones and 3D mapping technologies are bringing... (read more)
Colleagues at WWF are working with US agencies in the Northern Great Plains to pilot drones for plague vaccine delivery in black footed ferret recovery efforts. More details in the below link.
Innovations (and peanut butter) give black-footed ferrets a boost
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It takes a serious threat to convince the National Park Service to allow drones in its airspace, and for Puuhonua O Honaunau that was the death of palm trees.
The park has lost about 65 palms during the last several years, said Adam Johnson, chief of integrated resources management and... (read more)
I will not consider karma for conservation, the 3DR Solo instead is much more smart and open source. Ready for more tasks than just a flying camera.
Mavic of course is very small and very useful for walking on nature.(read more)
I'm thinking about going for my license. In doing so, I'll do a writeup of my experiences for you all so that way those of you in the United States who are interested in using drones have something to reference when going to take the exam. (read more)
Anyone want to work on Elephants (in natural habitat) ?
At Pah Muang Wildlife Sanctuary (along to road Chiang Mai to Lampang) there are 40+ wild-roaming elephants, released from captivity. And they are breeding ... so several wild-born babies. The population is becoming established. We... (read more)
Unfortunately, I could not see the full article, but the executive summary makes a lot of sense. I think there might be a couple of other considerations.
1) As drones become more ubiquitous it is possible that poachers also adopt the technology.
2) Even if poachers don't... (read more)
I agree that it is likely that a dirigible would probably struggle in a lot of common mapping settings. People do use kites though. If you are interested in developing the flight control systems for dirigibles though I would also suggest that the best place to start is... (read more)
Thanks for sharing your survey - is there a specific date you'll be closing the survey?
It'd be great if you could share the results of the survey here, as I (for one) will be quite interested to see what comes back.
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Thanks for the interest in the project.
The load carrying capacity will be a few kgs. The battery I've sized at this stage is around 2kgs and should allow it to fly over night, but if this storage is increased in future it will impact the other loads. It is a tricky... (read more)
These two fully funded PhD positions may be of interest to the community:
The Centre for Global Equality is holding a seminar and discussion about drones and conservation at 12noon GMT on Nov 25th, 2015. The seminar is based on an article that has just been published online titled ... (read more)