Oceans Unmanned Uses Drones To Track Pollution In Oceans
Oceans Unmanned, a non-profit group located in California, employs drones to monitor and track pollution in both the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Oceans Unmanned is collaborating with Melissa Schiele, a Ph.D. researcher at Loughborough University’s School of Mechanical, Electrical, and Manufacturing Engineering, in the Indian Ocean to create easy ways for gathering photographs of ocean and beach plastics utilizing drones.
The data obtained by drones, primarily the Aeromapper Talon fixed-wing UAV, will be utilized to create a baseline aggregation, deposition rates, and categorization database.
The project is being carried out in conjunction with Oceans Unmanned, the Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHE – University of Milano-Bicocca), and with the help of The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands.
“We flew the Talon at 80m and 100m altitude and were impressed with the orthomosaics produced in Agisoft Metashape…