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 prescribed burns.

This video shows a fly through of a detailed virtual landscape generated from aerial images collected by a drone in Kuitpo, South Australia.

Associate Professor Lian Pin Koh is the director of the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility. For more information about this project and the Facility please email:

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