Evolving Volcano Research With DJI Drones

///Evolving Volcano Research With DJI Drones

Evolving Volcano Research With DJI Drones

Lava Flow, Credit: YouTube

Lava Flow, Credit: YouTube

A great way to get away from the recent negative publicity that DJI has been dealing with, is to focus on an amazing and innovative research project that uses DJI equipment, including the DJI Inspire 1 with Zenmuse XT thermal camera, such as the one being led by volcanologist Professor Jonathan Castro.

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and the University of Mainz, Germany, have completed a ground-breaking mission for volcano research by collecting gas directly from the crater of Italy’s Mount Etna.

The scientists, led by volcanologist Prof. Jonathan Castro, took innovation in their field to an unprecedented level by using a DJI Inspire 1 with Zenmuse XT thermal camera to detect the crater’s temperature in combination with the DJI Matrice 600 Pro as a frame for a multi-gas measurement box to analyse gas composition and deformation from the air.

DJI Drones Make Breakthrough in Volcano Research

The get a real sense of work being done, I recommend you take the time to watch video linked below. It’s pretty awesome.

DJI Stories – Predicting Mount Etna

In collaboration with the University of Mainz, Germany, DJI has completed a ground-breaking mission for volcano research by collecting gas directly from the crater of Italy’s Mount Etna. The scientists, led by volcanologist Prof. Jonathan Castro took innovation in their field to an unprecedented level by using a DJI Inspire 1 with Zenmuse XT thermal camera to detect the crater’s temperature in combination with the DJI Matrice 600 Pro as a frame for a multi-gas measurement box to analyse gas composition and deformation from the air.

In order to use a DJI drone for research purposes, please visit our Educational Discount Program at http://store.dji.com/education.

For advanced aerial solutions for industrial applications, please visit our Enterprise website http://enterprise.dji.com/.

Video filmed with DJI Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro. Lava flow shot with DJI Phantom 3 Pro, courtesy of Antonio Zimbone.

DJI Stories – Predicting Mount Etna

I regularly talk about the unique perspective that drones can provide, and it’s nice to see this concept translates into the realm of scientific research.

If drones excite you and you’d like to use a drone to change the world around you like Professor Jonathan Castro, then take the first step and get the skills you need; learn from the best, learn at Drone Universities.

By | 2017-10-04T13:10:44+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Drone Aided Research, Drones|Comments Off on Evolving Volcano Research With DJI Drones

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