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Drones as a Tool for Social Good

Can drones be used for social good? Can they be used as a tool to create a positive impact on society? Mashable author Matt Petronzio thinks they can, and he has come up with a list of nine ways. When it comes to alleviating some of the world's most pressing problems, perhaps we should look to the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:33+00:00April 24th, 2017|Conservation, Drone Applications, Drone Technology, Drones, Interesting|Comments Off on Drones as a Tool for Social Good

It’s Open Season On Drones At The Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

If you live near the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary in Arcata, California, then consider this your warning. Do not fly your drone above or even near the sanctuary. While it's illegal to hunt game in the sanctuary, there is currently no law against shooting down drones. Those "NO HUNTING" signs at the Arcata Marsh & [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:37+00:00April 5th, 2017|Conservation, Drone Law, Drones, Safety|Comments Off on It’s Open Season On Drones At The Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary

Drone Video: Endangered Leatherback Turtle

Check out this awesome video that captured the endangered leatherback turtle returning back to the sea after nesting on the beach. It's even cooler when you realize that a drone made this video was made possible. By day, Costa Rica's Pacific coast is well-known for surf breaks and stunning sunsets. By night, turtles often visit [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:40+00:00April 1st, 2017|Conservation, Drone Videos, Drones|Comments Off on Drone Video: Endangered Leatherback Turtle

Commercial Drone Operator Provides Firefighters With Valuable Air Support

How often do you find a story where the drone was featured as the hero (or at the very least one of the good guys)? On Maui, a remote brush fire that burned four acres created a unique opportunity for a commercial drone operator, working for Maui 24/7, to provide support to the fire department. [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:45+00:00March 20th, 2016|Conservation, Drone Services, Drone Technology, Drones, Fire Department, First Responder, Safety|Comments Off on Commercial Drone Operator Provides Firefighters With Valuable Air Support

Real World Drone Use-Cases

Steven Hogan, a drone lawyer at Ausely & McMullen, wrote an article about drone law titled, "Confused about "Drone Law?" You're not alone." In his article, in addition to covering a variety of interesting drone law topics, his article also included an interesting list of drone use-cases: Precision Agriculture: showing farmers what plants are stressed, are [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:56+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Aerial Photography/Videography, Conservation, Drone Agriculture/Farming, Drone Aided Research, Drone Applications, Drone Services, Drones|Comments Off on Real World Drone Use-Cases

Saving Endangered Species With Drones

Black-footed ferrets are an endangered species. While estimates vary, according to the World Wildlife Fund, there are approximately 300 black-footed ferrets in the wild. Since 2013, there has been an effort to reintroduce the ferrets at Fort Belknap. Thanks to drones, the job has gotten much easier. It took over nine weeks, to map the 7,500 acres [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:08+00:00October 11th, 2015|Conservation, Drones|Comments Off on Saving Endangered Species With Drones