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Using conservationdrone images to automatically count oil-palm trees using the spatial modeller in ERDAS IMAGINE 2015

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ConservationDrones.org provided images to Sterling Geo to develop an automated method for counting palm trees from UAV imagery using ERDAS IMAGINE 2015 Spatial Modeller. For further information visit http://www.sterlinggeo.com The Sterling Geo team… Continue reading

UAV and Environmental Research Conference at LJMU in Liverpool

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From 7-8 July the 2nd UAV and Environmental Research Conference will be held at in Liverpool. The conference is co-organized by Serge Wich from ConservationDrones.org and LJMU. More information is available here. Places are… Continue reading

New exciting collaboration between Conservation International, RTD, and Conservationdrones

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To assist in protecting the Central Suriname Nature Reserve we are collaborating with Conservation International Suriname and Ready-to-Drone. Conservation International prepared this video about the project.  

ConservationDrones teaming up with Dutch UAS

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  Dutch UAS and ConservationDrones are combining expertise to develop a fixed-wing drone with a user-interface that automatically detects people and rhinos. The aim is to provide a ranger with a tool that will… Continue reading

Scotland revisited

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The conservationdrones team (Brenden Duffy and Serge Wich) returned to Scotland more than a year after the first trip. The aim of this trip was to train Dr. Larry Griffin of the Wildfowl… Continue reading

Raven Thermal Imaging camera test

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We often get asked whether thermal imaging cameras can be used on drones. A while ago we tested a FLIR camera. Now we tested a Raven 640 from Xenics (http://www.xenics.com). The camera worked… Continue reading

Mapping with a GoPro underneath the Iris

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  We were curious whether GoPro images could be used for a photomosaic using the Iris quadcopter and Pix4Dmaper. So we put it to the tests and you can see the results in… Continue reading

PhD position for UAV research available at Liverpool John Moores University

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A PhD position is available for UAV research at Liverpool John Moores University. This PhD will be co-supervised by Serge Wich from ConservationDrones and be closely linked to work the ConservaitonDrones team is doing.… Continue reading

Orangutan nest survey video

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