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Media Release: Uni of Adelaide accredited to train drone pilots

The University of Adelaide is the first university nationally to gain accreditation to train people to fly drones or remotely piloted aircraft.  The University is offering a commercial drone course leading to the award of a Remote Pilot License, certified by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA). Under Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, the […]

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Seminar: Drones, the University and Beyond

The University of Adelaide’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) invites you to join them for an information session and networking opportunity. Title: Drones, the University and Beyond When: 3pm, Friday October 7, 2016 Where: Room 313/314, Level 3, The Braggs This event is an opportunity to obtain a deeper insight into some of the URAF’s current projects, as […]

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First, do no harm. A guide to using drones to study wildlife.

University of Adelaide environmental researchers have called for a ‘code of best practice’ in using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for wildlife monitoring and protection, and other biological field research. The researchers, from the University’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) or Adelaide Drone Hub, say that drones are a useful tool for field research and their […]

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Drones to assist with Dingo Fence monitoring

The University of Adelaide’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) recently featured in an article by The Lead. The URAF will be involved in a trial using their drones to monitor the Dingo Fence in outback Australia. The Dingo Fence, which was established to protect livestock from attacks by wild dogs and native dingos runs continuously […]

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Podcast: Unmanned emergency drones

Dr Ken Clarke from the University of Adelaide’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) discussed opportunities and limitations of unmanned emergency drones with Angus Randall on Radio Adelaide. Alongside Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh, who serves as Director of the URAF and founder of ConservationDrones.org, the team are looking at a range of agricultural, conservation and […]

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Adelaide’s drone hub

Chair of Applied Ecology and Conservation, Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh from the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute is an expert on unmanned research aircrafts, known as drones. He has partnered with conservation and research organisations from more than a dozen countries including the Worldwide fund for Nature, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Wildlife Conservation […]

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Mapping fire fuel load with a drone

The University of Adelaide’s Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility (URAF) and South Australia’s Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) are collaborating on new research initiatives to explore various applications of conservation drones for managing South Australia’s natural resources. One ongoing project is to use drones to map and quantify fire load before and after […]

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