WE MAP BAYS WITH FIXED WING DRONES
One of our fixed winged drones (above left) produces atlases of coastal forests, seagrasses and salt-marshes. The other creates survey-grade photomosaic maps to precisely monitor climate change expressed as coastal erosion and sea level rise. Click here for a video on our this drone, called an eBee+.
FOR WETLANDS WE USE ROTARY DRONES
Rotary drones provide amazing low altitude detail for areas like marsh restoration sites (below).
MODELING, MAPPING, THE CLOUD, AND A POWERFUL COMPUTER
Students produce (low-error georeferenced, highly detailed) photomosaics, vegetation maps.
They also produce 3-D models such as the marsh vegetation (below- left red shows the most productive areas), and the seagrass atlas (below right- green is a seagrass bed, yellow a sand flat, and red a tidal channel).