Research Tuesdays: Conservation Drones

dronesThe next Research Tuesdays forum will be presented by Professor Lian Pin Koh from the Centre for Applied Conservation Science.

Title: Conservation Drones
When: 5:30pm, Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre
Cost: Free, but bookings recommended

Environmental conservation can be financially and physically challenging wherever it occurs, but particularly so in remote, hard-to-access, or geographically vast areas. Research at the University of Adelaide, however, is making a difference.

A team from the University’s Centre for Applied Conservation Science has been investigating the development and use of low-cost unmanned aircraft, or ‘drones’, for conservation-related applications.

Their work—including using drones to successfully survey orangutan populations in dense Sumatran rainforests—has attracted global interest, and led to widespread adoption of this transformative technology throughout the environmental sciences.

In this informative presentation you’ll hear how the team has done it, the impact their work is having internationally, and how it’s supporting our own conservation needs here in Australia.

To get an insight of this presentation watch this video.

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