TeamShrub is holding a poll to name our drone just like NERC did for their polar research vessel.
Cast your vote for Shrubcopter’s new twin at the following poll. Will it be Droney McDroneface, The Drone Ranger, Shrubby the little droneycopter, RRD (Royal Research Drone) Sir David Dronenborough, Sedgecopter… or another name that you come up with?
The deadline for voting is midnight on the 20 of May 2016.
Check our our blog post about the field season: ‘Drones, logistics and off we go to Canada’
Check out this very cool video that Rob Fraser put together of the big Ibyuk Pingo by Tuktoyaktuk using drone-collected imagery. He is hoping that these type of surveys could be used to monitor the condition of the pingo over time.
If you are off to the European Geosciences Union Meeting in Vienna, Austria from 17–22 April 2016, then check out the following session and presentations:
Unmanned Aerial Systems: Platforms, Sensors and Applications in the Geosciences http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/pico/20488
Drone-acquired structure-from-motion photogrammetry for high-precision measurements of biomass in semi-arid rangelands
MISTRALE: Soil moisture mapping service based on a UAV-embedded GNSS-Reflectometry sensor
Drone ecology is taking off with the recent Synergy DrOne workshop in Denmark in November and the session at AGU this week.
What advances will 2016 bring for drone ecology? Stay tuned to the new high-latitude drone ecology network to find out more…