Aerial Environmental Monitoring

Drones can do far more than just taking nice aerial photos. We see them as data capturing machines. Yes the aerial images they take are very important, and give a new perspective on the environment, but drones can carry many sensors and capture data quickly over a large area.

Gases, such as methane and many others, can be detected and recorded by attaching a sensor as payload on the drone. The drone can fly a pre-determined route and record the data as it passes overhead. This allows for sites to continue operations and also covering a large area in a short amount of time. In this is just a simple example, there are many more, and we are happy to discuss the feasibility or limitations of any project.

Aerial Traffic Monitoring in Galway
The largest simultaneous commercial drone operation in Ireland

Illegal dumping is a nationwide problem; drones can cover large areas, sometimes hazardous and inaccessible land such as bogs, and record the evidence. During and after any cleanup operation, drones can ensure all the waste is collected.

We mapped a site in Meath after a cleanup operation and can demonstrate how waste as small as crisp packets can still be seen at the site. It was not the fault of the cleanup crew, as they waste was buried deep in the grass, but very little escapes the aerial view, allowing you to see what is difficult to see from ground level easily.

Using the latest drone technology, we have successfully observed and reported on illegal dumping for City and County Councils. This is just one of the many services we provide. We have powerful optical zoom cameras that can be used to view illegal dumping over 2+ km away from the drones position.

Many of today’s common environmental issues can be assisted with the help of drone data. Effluent run-off or toxic spills such as fuel or oil can be traced quickly by the trail they leave. Not easily seen from the ground, but with the use of aerial data, spills and leaks can be contained quicker, resulting in less pollution.

As can be seen on our traffic monitoring page, we use drones to help with traffic flows and bottlenecks; this reduces emissions as cars complete there journeys quicker, also reducing driver frustrations. By examining carparks and traffic flows, we can provide the data that is not obvious from the ground. It may only take one badly marked car parking space to affect a whole flow. Talk to us today, and we will be happy to explain how we can help.