Environmental Monitoring Drones News

  • Drones take flight over HVAC

    EYE IN THE SKY Perhaps drones’ most significant HVACR application lies in their ability to inspect rooftop units. Using a drone allows a technician to gather any pertinent visual information before ascending to the top of a building. Additionally, drones can capture film of technicians and contractors in action, be used for promotional reasons, and provide an eye in the sky to ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Siemens to cut offshore maintenance times with labor-saving drones

    Advances in battery technology, operational algorithms and data analytics are improving the business case for unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) inspections of wind turbines. Drones are becoming more autonomous, potentially creating significant cost savings while improving employee safety. Technology advancements come as wind farm operators seek new ways to lower operations and maintenance (O&M) ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Sentera introduces revolutionary multispectral double 4k sensor

    Today, Sentera announced the release of its Multispectral Double 4K Sensor, offering five precise spectral bands: blue, green, red, red edge, and near-infrared (NIR). This sensor enables users to collect visual band imagery as well as vegetation indices based upon the addition of NIR or Red Edge, including normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and normalized difference vegetation red edge ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

    During a ten-day research trip, the team carried out many proof-of-concept flights at the summits of both Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya in Guatemala.  Using lightweight modern sensors they measured temperature, humidity and thermal data within the volcanic clouds and took images of multiple eruptions in real-time. This is one of the first times that bespoke ...


    By Cambridge University

  • SgurrEnergy introduces UAVs to suite of services

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work and following extensive testing in 2016. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • Measure Partners With AES To Deploy Drones At Record Scale for the Energy Industry

    Measure recently announced a global partnership with The AES Corporation to scale and leverage its industry-leading drone service to inspect AES' energy infrastructure in 17 countries. The use of the drone technology is expected to help AES improve safety and avoid more than 30,000 hours of hazardous work per year with safer and more efficient aerial inspection services. "This is the year drone ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Congratulations to the 2016 NADO Innovation Awards Recipients

    NADO Announces 2016 Innovation Award Winners Congratulations to the 2016 NADO Innovation Awards recipients! Each year, the Innovation Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional community and economic development and improved quality of life. These ...

  • SkySpecs wins DOE voucher for their wind turbine inspection drone

    U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell announced that SkySpecs, a company that designed a wind turbine inspection drone, has won the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Small Business Voucher. Dingell commented: “SkySpecs ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Drones Take Flight as Part of New Landfill Monitoring Efforts

    Officials in Boise, Idaho, are taking to the air to inspect their landfill. But it’s not with traditional aerial photography. Instead, Ada County has acquired FAA approval to utilize a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) or drone to collect high-resolution, 2-D images of its landfill on a more consistent basis. Previously, it used manned flights to get aerial photos once or twice a year. ...


    By Penton

  • Two UN agencies team up to protect cultural heritage with geo-spatial technologies

    1 July 2016 – Two United Nations agencies have signed an agreement to protect cultural and natural heritage sites by using the latest geo-spatial technologies, including a satellite imaging system. The strategic partnership between the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) under the UN ...

  • US Nuclear Corp announces aerial radiation detection

    US Nuclear Corp is proud to announce the Aerial Radiation Detection instruments of the DroneRAD system.  In this time of multiple threats to our security: dirty bombs; cyber crime; shooters in public places; homemade bombs; misinformation; etc. we feel extremely vulnerable; perhaps more vulnerable than ever before.  With the advent of Drone technology now ...


    By Technical Associates

  • Improvements by Railways Drive Increased Use

    When people think about railroads, they typically do not think modern and high tech. Perhaps, railroads deserve that perception. As the internet began taking root in many businesses and the lives of most people in the mid-1990s, North American railroads were slow to adopt new ways of doing things. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags for packages, and eventually rail cars, were ...


    By DJProducts, Inc.

  • Ground-penetrating radar used to prepare for archaeological dig at Amherst Historical Museum

    A high-altitude Peruvian rock shelter, Mayan ruins and caves in France are among the sites around the world where a three-wheeled device resembling an oversized tricycle has revealed what lurks below the ground’s surface. While the lawn of the Amherst Historical Museum on Amity Street may not be the most unusual place that Peter Leach has brought his ground-penetrating radar, ...


    By Geomorph Instruments

  • Annual Revenue for Drone and Robotics Technologies for Transmission and Distribution Is Expected to Reach $4.1 Billion by 2024

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the market for drone and robotics technologies for transmission and distribution (DRTD), providing an analysis of market issues and global forecasts for revenue, segmented by region and technology, through 2024. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones) and other robotic technologies are rapidly finding purpose in ...

  • Send in the Drones – Unmanned inspection vehicles for energy facilities on the rise

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, for wind turbine blade inspection, including revenue forecasts by segment and region, through 2024. To inspect the blades of the more than 270,000 wind turbines operating globally, technicians have ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Revenue for Wind Turbine Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Sales Is Expected to Total Nearly $6 Billion by 2024

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, for wind turbine blade inspection, including revenue forecasts by segment and region, through 2024. To inspect the blades of the more than 270,000 wind turbines operating globally, technicians have traditionally relied on binoculars ...

  • Drones can be used to study birds without affecting their behaviour — with some precautions

    Drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — may be used in close proximity to bird populations without causing disturbance, finds a new study. Drones hold the potential to monitor species and areas that are difficult to reach. The authors advise that, when used with caution, drones could become a valuable tool in the monitoring of species, particularly in protected areas. Drones are ...

  • EagleView Environment - GIS for development and environmental sites

    GIS and  Mapping  Solutions that work for your site. When you are making decisions about your site, an in-depth understanding and visualization of site features adds confidence to your decision-making. Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), our experienced GIS experts can provide you with aerial imaging, 2D and 3D mapping and environmental analysis, volume data, and reporting in less ...


    By AEL Environment

  • EagleView Quarry - GIS for Quarry/Aggregate pits package

    GIS and Mapping Solutions that work for your aggregate business. When you operate an aggregate pit, up-to-date, accurate information is vital to ensuring efficient management. Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), our experienced GIS experts can provide you with aerial imaging, 2D and 3D mapping and slope analysis, volume data, and reporting in less than half the time that ground-based surveying ...


    By AEL Environment

  • BRUKER and ESG R&D Cooperation Successfully Integrate Chemical Detector into the UMAT

    BRUKER Detection and ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH have successfully initiated an industrial funded R&D (research & development) program to mount chemical and radiological detection equipment in to the UMAT (Unmanned Mission Avionics Test Helicopter). The build stage of the project is complete and the second stage that includes aerial tests will begin shortly. The project was ...


    By Bruker Corporation

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