Drones for measuring biomass

Drones create 3D maps to demonstrate carbon storage

This post originally appeared on http://www.sciencewa.net.au/topics/technology-a-innovation/item/4334-drones-create-3d-maps-to-demonstrate-carbon-storage. [Editor’s Note: Landgate senior research officer and project coordinator, Simon Abbott, shared that in the past measuring carbon stored in biomass has been very labor intensive.]

Drones for rainforest monitoring

Another Use For Drones: Saving Rainforests?

This post originally appeared on http://www.wfdd.org/story/another-use-drones-saving-rainforests. [Editor’s Note: Max Messinger, Founder of Linn Aerospace and Research Fellow with Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, has been using drones to monitor the health of the Peruvian Amazon rainforests for the past few years.]

Drones for Mulch, Fertilizer and Soil and Compost.

Lawn and Garden Industry using Drones

[Editor’s Note: The Lawn and Garden industry is using drones to measure and track resources like mulch, fertilizer, chemicals, compost and soil. Using drones allows companies to save time and money, while increasing safety.] This post originally appeared here. The Lawn & Garden industry is turning to aerial drones or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) to help measure […]

Birds Eye Inc Drone Services

‘Sky is unlimited’: Rigolet drone company takes off with bird’s eye view of Labrador

This post originally appeared on http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/rigolet-drone-company-taking-off-1.3688976. [Editor’s Note: Bird’s Eye Inc hopes to work within the mining, as well as, forestry industries.] A Rigolet drone company has taken off in Labrador and the owner says the “sky is unlimited”. Bird’s Eye Inc. recently entered the growing world of unmanned aerial vehicles [UAVs] — better known to many as drones. […]

Planting trees via drones

This post originally appeared on http://pamplinmedia.com/sl/311316-186588-planting-trees-via-drones. [Editor’s Note: DroneSeed’s CEO, Grant Canary, noted that reforesting after harvests is a $452 million business annually in the Pacific Northwest alone.] Grant Canary says planting forests is 100 years behind the times. His Beaverton-based company, DroneSeed, is flying to the rescue. Using a small air force of teched-out drones, […]

Timber stack Forestry Drone Inspection

Drones Measuring Forestry Stockpiles

This post originally appeared on http://www.kespry.com/forestry-drones. [Editor’s Note: Drones are being used to measure forestry stockpiles, from logs and lumber to woodchips and sawdust.] Drones for Forestry Industry Drones are being used by forestry companies to survey and measure timber stockpile materials, everything from logs and sawn lumber, to woodchips and sawdust, as well as biomass […]

The drone taking on one of the hardest jobs on the planet

[Editor’s Note: DroneSeed predicts that their drone can plant 800 seeds per hour.] If you look to the forests in the Pacific Northwest, you might see something that looks like a Frisbee flying through the air. But this Frisbee is blasting fertilizer and seeds into the ground at 350 feet per second, faster than paintballs […]

Reuters Panama using drones to fight deforestation

Panama’s indigenous tribes launch drones to fight deforestation

[Editor’s Note: 20,000 hectares are lost each year to deforestation in Panama.] BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous people in Panama are using drones as a new weapon to monitor deforestation on their lands as thousands of hectares disappear every year in one of the world’s most biodiverse rainforests, the United Nations said. More than half […]

BioCarbon Tree Planting Drone

This Startup Wants To Plant One Billion Trees a Year Using Drones

[Editor’s Note: BioCarbon was founded by a former NASA engineer, Lauren Fletcher.] Deforestation downs 10 billion trees around the globe annually. Replanting trees by hand is slow, expensive, and barely puts a dent in reversing the damage. But one startup wants to use drones that can reforest our increasingly tree-strapped Earth, on a big enough scale […]

GeoVisual Analytics Drones Monitor Agriculture and Forestry

Drones help keep a close eye on crops

[Editor’s Note: Jeffrey Orrey, president and CEO of GeoVisual Analytics, first used his software to monitor forests for conservation purposes.] A Boulder, Colorado, software company is making it easier for farmers to monitor and harvest their crops through data gathered by aircraft and drones. GeoVisual Analytics, founded in 2010, is one of the companies with […]

Drones helping with reforestry

Using drones to restore forest cover

[Editor’s Note: The first step will be using drones to create 3-D maps of the area that will be reforested.] Mangaluru-based Vikas Education Trust has devised a novel method to restore forest cover to match deforestation of an equal scale. It is planning to deploy drones to plant seedlings of different varieties in areas that […]

Drones: Farmers’ Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

[Editor’s Note: In Arkansas, Forestry is a $3.2 billion business and Agriculture is $16 billion. Drones are a great tool for both of these industries.] Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say. The aviation technology is in its […]