New high-latitude drone ecology paper out

Check out Rob’s new paper on using drones to map tundra vegetation.
Fraser, Robert H., et al. UAV photogrammetry for mapping vegetation in the low-Arctic. Arctic Science 2.3 (2016): 79-102.
And check out the cool videos too:

Name our new drone!

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

Drones at EGU

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

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