UAV: A remote sensing platform for primary industries

Scion has spent the past nine months acquiring a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and sensors to gather remote data for New Zealand’s primary industries.

While forestry is the key application Scion is finding there are uses in horticulture, predator pest management and animal health.

At a lecture in Rotorua next Tuesday Marie Heaphy will cover the process of becoming familiar with flying a UAV and meeting Civil Aviation regulations, outline how the different sensors work, provide case studies on research completed so far and finish with future work.

The aircraft will be set up to allow a closer look. The lecture will be followed by coffee and cookies.

Details: 6pm Tuesday 9 August, Rimu Room, Scion, 49 Sala Street, Rotorua

Lectures are open to the public – $5 entry, or free entry for members of the Rotorua branch of the Royal Society of New Zealand, which has organised the event.


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