Traditional coastal research teams
Our coastal drone teams
No need for expensive equipment and large teams. Data acquisition missions no longer need to use total stations, highly specialized, expensively trained operators, and a large support team. We train as a drone pilot, with a drone and a small team, and effectively perform such a survey. Where needed we deploy a photogrammetry software expert to process the data remotely.
Less time in the field. With a traditional coastal assessment method, a data acquisition mission for 10 km of shoreline would typically take 10 hours accessing only assets that can be viewed from the eye level. Our drone team can do this assessment in under 2 hours providing full access and visibility to everything that can be viewed from above.
Limited geospatial data as output. Photogrammetry software not only transforms images into measurable 3D models, it transforms data into visual information, providing an up-to-date visual database of all assets that can be visually inspected.
Fewer safety issues for staff. Our crews train in sites with difficult access, dense vegetation, complex topography, or unstable geological formations where traditional assessment methods could pose safety issues to staff. Aerial methods such as drone-mapping reduce the risk of accidents and exposure.
Less human error. Drone-mapping does not rely on field notes or any type of manual data entry system. Photogrammetry software extracts data from images and geotags of specialized sensors.