Drone Applications in Environmental Surveying

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, have been increasing in popularity over the last few years for surveying, photo/video capture, and digitizing data of environmental conditions from stream bottoms to treetops. This tool has provided unprecedented and customized landscape level views and analyses to a large range of environmental professionals and technicians. The quality and value of the end products have increased efficiency of field work by allowing large perspectives of the land from which selected areas may be investigated on foot.

In Drone Applications in Environmental Surveying we will explore several models of drones and their applications in today’s environmental field work. Topics covered will include:

  • An overview of models of drones
  • Some of the important regulations regarding drone use around the world
  • Setting up flights, capturing data, and processing the data for powerful use of the derived information

From here application of drones to some environmental surveying uses will be explored; these include: forestry, mineral extraction, gravel pits, stream assessments, and potentially wildlife as well.

Course will be 4 hours long. 

Instructor Profile 

Sean Power

Sean Power is a Registered Professional Forester that has spent most of his 25 working years in Harvest Operations and Operational Planning focusing on GPS, Lidar, and drone technology. He graduated from the College of North Atlantic in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, obtaining his Forest Technician diploma then continuing on to complete a Bachelor of Science in forestry from Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, ON).

He currently works as the Manager of Forest Management Planning at the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables in Nova Scotia, working on an overhaul of current forest management practices aiming toward more ecological based conditions, as well as working on research projects that complement this new approach

Next Available Course

Course NameDrone Applications in Environmental Surveying - Online - September 10th, 2024
Course DatesSeptember 10, 2024 - September 10, 2024
InstructorsSean Power
ContactFor inquiries on this course, please contact NRTG at:
1-877-388-2172 info@nrtraininggroup.com

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