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URAF is featured on Totally Wild

Totally Wild spoke to Molly Hennekam from the Centre of Applied Conservation Science and URAF about their conservation drones. The episode gave an overview of the places they’ve worked in such as studying Orangutan nests in Sumatra. URAF run regular drone training courses, if you’re interested in learning how to pilot drones. The schedule can […]

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#EpicDuckChallenge: How accurate are different wildlife monitoring approaches?

This is a big week for the Centre of Applied Conservation Science! Conservation International members are in Adelaide to hold their AGM ahead of the launch of the centre at Union House, North Terrace Campus this Friday. PhD candidate Jarrod Hodgson, who is a researcher at the Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility gave us a preview […]

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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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Talks at Facebook; Advertiser Feature; Unmanned Aircraft License Granted

It’s been a very busy, successful month for the Centre of Applied Conservation Science! Director of the Centre, Professor Lian Pin Koh was invited to speak at Facebook’s Privacy@Scale Conference which addressed teen privacy, Artifical Intelligence image recognition, data privacy and life saving technologies.   Prof Koh spoke about his unmanned drones project which is used […]

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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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Young Einsteins: the EI featured in SALife mag

Affectionately dubbed “Young Einsteins”, The Environment Institute’s Dr Zoe Doubleday and Jarrod Hodgson are featured in this month’s SALife magazine. Dr Zoe Doubleday recently made international headlines with her research on cephalopods. She talks about her meteoric rise to media stardom, juggling interviews with the BBC and New York Times. Jarrod Hodgson, ecologist and avian detective, […]

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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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Media Release: Call to minimise drone impact on 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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