Conservation Drones over Barro Colorado Island, Panama

Lian Pin Koh ( and Brenden Duffy ( went on a trip to Barro Colorado Island, Panama, upon the invitation of Dr. Helene Muller-Landau from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. We brought two units of 3DRobotics-based UAVs to the field station and trained a team of researchers on their use for ecological research.

We also tested a method of net-landing a drone in a small confined space using a spare shade cloth that was just lying around.