March 28 – 29, 2019 Mississauga, Ontario UKKO is delighted to take part as an exhibitor and presenter at the 2019 National Heavy Equipment Show. UKKO is your Canadian distributor of senseFly fixed-wing and Parrot Pro rotary-wing drone solutions, as well as RPAS/drone flight training specialists. Using the latest technology trends, innovations and technology, UKKO … Continued
Drones For Forestry Applications
Drone technology suits a huge and ever expanding range of conservation and environmental science applications—offering quick and efficient aerial imagery, on demand.There are many reasons why professionals such as environmental engineers and scientific researchers are increasingly using drones, often in places of terrestrial surveying equipment or traditional aerial imaging services. The use of UAVs allows forest owners to have rapid, flexible, and customized inventory projects from which accurate data is produced for planning the forestry activities.
A drone can be launched on demand—weather and regulation permitting—without needing to source and book manned aircraft services (if these exist in the region) or purchase and wait for satellite imagery.
A UAV produces completely up-to-date imagery. This makes drones suited to time sensitive projects and for monitoring locations at regular intervals (i.e. using the same flight plan each time).
Unlike traditional surveying techniques, using a drone is fast and requires minimal staff, plus using an aerial approach overcomes common site access issues such as impenetrable vegetation, boulders, crevasses etc
Used regularly, the per-project cost of a professional drone system is typically lower than third-party alternatives such as manned imaging aircraft, with a drone system often paying for itself in as little as a few months or a few large projects.
Small and light electric-powered drones, especially fixed-wing aircraft, make little noise and are often bird-shaped, meaning animals on the ground are rarely disturbed by these tools, if they notice them at all. Rotary (helicopter) drone systems are best suited to monitoring and charting smaller areas, enabling operators to capture video imagery and respond to this feedback live, while fixed-wing UAVs—such as senseFly’s eBee—allow users to map larger areas in a single autonomous flight.
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March 3 – 6, 2019 Toronto, Ontario UKKO is delighted to take part as an exhibitor at the 2019 PDAC Convention & Trade Show. UKKO is your Canadian distributor of senseFly/Parrot professional fixed wing and rotary drones/UAV’s, and drone / RPAS flight training specialist. Using the latest technology trends, innovations and technology, UKKO offers strategic … Continued
Laurier master’s student Branden Walker uses unmanned aerial vehicles (uav or drones) to study changes to the landscape at Trail Valley Creek, one of Laurier’s remote field sites in the NWT led by Geography and Environmental Studies Professor Phil Marsh. Learn more about Laurier’s renowned cold regions researchers at wlu.ca/northernresearch.