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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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Oracle BrandVoice: Drones And Artificial Intelligence Help Combat The San Francisco Bay’s Trash Problem

Oracle BrandVoice: Drones And Artificial Intelligence Help Combat The San Francisco Bay’s Trash Problem | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The San Francisco Estuary Institute teamed with startup Kinetica to study and categorize trash flowing into the bay, using AI running on Oracle Cloud.
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Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month

Climate activists plan to use drones to shut down Heathrow Airport next month | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A UK group of climate activists is planning to fly drones close to Heathrow Airport next month in a direct action they hope will shut down the country’s largest airport for days or even longer. The planned action is in protest at the government’s decision to green-light a third runway at Heathrow. They plan to […]
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Drone Photography in Whale Research

Drone Photography in Whale Research | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Randy Jay Braun and Stacy Garlington We have all seen fascinating aerial photographs of massive whales as they navigate through the waters of the world’s oceans. Since the release of the DJI Phantom quadcopter drone in 2013, humans have a completely capable and unexpected new tool to view and study such creatures in their natural marine habitats. …
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Drones for Conservation in Protected Areas: Present and Future

Drones for Conservation in Protected Areas: Present and Future | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Park managers call for cost-effective and innovative solutions to handle a wide variety of environmental problems that threaten biodiversity in protected areas. Recently, drones have been called upon to revolutionize conservation and hold great potential to evolve and raise better-informed decisions to assist management. Despite great expectations, the benefits that drones
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PEER and HICoP file lawsuit to compel FAA to comply with National Air Tour Management Plan for National Parks (2000)

PEER and HICoP file lawsuit to compel FAA to comply with National Air Tour Management Plan for National Parks (2000) | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
PICTURES FROM A RECENT PUBLIC MEETING ON THE BIG ISLAND 'We have 40 years of complaints': Group files lawsuit against FAA National Parks Air Tour Management Act Federal Aviation Administration and National Park Service Plan due 2004- lawsuit to order Plan within 24 months I-Legal Background In 2000 the Congress enacted National Parks Air Tour Management Act (Public Law 106-181, 49 U.S. Code § 40128)(NPATMA). This legislation was passed in response to public outcries about noise from aircraft being operated over National Parks. NPATMA required the FAA to issue an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) when whenever a person applies for authority to conduct a commercial air tour operation over the park where such a plan is not in effect." NPATMA instructs the FAA to issue said plan, or voluntary agreement, WITHIN 24 MONTHS. Currently the FAA has only done the following: Voluntary Agreements Currently, voluntary agreements are being pursued at the following national park units: Badlands
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Raglan drone company Aeronavics helps save rhinos | The Waikato Story

Raglan drone company Aeronavics helps save rhinos | The Waikato Story | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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Drones to Inspect Protected Bird Nests

Drones to Inspect Protected Bird Nests | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
FirstEnergy Utilities are leading the unmanned industry in the use of drones to inspect protected bird nests.
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iNaturalist: An AI-Powered App to Crow About on Earth Day

This April put a little AI in your Earth Day. Whether you’re cleaning up a beach, planting a tree or starting a garden, iNaturalist makes it easy to get in touch with nature. iNaturalist is a crowd-sourced species identification app powered by AI. For the casual nature observer, the app allows people to snap photos of such easy targets as backyard plants and bugs and upload images for its AI to provide a match or for members of the community to identify. The app is also a socia
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Jaw-Dropping Video Shows Blue Whale Chowing Down on Krill

Jaw-Dropping Video Shows Blue Whale Chowing Down on Krill | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it

A drone captured the giant cetaceans plowing through krill clouds to get their fill
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Researchers use drone to pollinate flower

Researchers use drone to pollinate flower | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
As bee populations continue to dwindle, researchers in Japan have taken the first step in creating a tiny robot that could help pollinate flowers.
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Whale sharks’ secrets revealed by live-tracking aquatic drones

Whale sharks’ secrets revealed by live-tracking aquatic drones | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Whale sharks dive deep and swim far, making them hard to monitor. A Honduras project is using aquatic drones to track the world’s biggest fish in real time
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How humans and machines can work together to save the tuna

How humans and machines can work together to save the tuna | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
From sashimi to tartare, tuna is in demand year-round. More than half of the world's high-grade fish supply comes from the central and western Pacific Ocean
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Yogi Robot Explores Yellowstone Lake

Yogi Robot Explores Yellowstone Lake | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, Robot magazine introduced readers to the Kickstarter project initiated by the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) to build a robotic underwater exploration vehicle to explore the fascinating geothermal environment beneath the surface of Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. We were pleased to learn that the Kickstarter was successful in raising …
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Using Drones To Fight Climate Change | KUNR

Using Drones To Fight Climate Change | KUNR | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
From more intense wildfires to prolonged droughts, climate change is impacting the ecology of the American West. That’s got researchers in our region
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Drones Help The Environment

Drones Help The Environment | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
How Drones Help The Environment and Tackle Climate Change The colony of fur seals on Phillip Island, just off Australia’s southern coast, is large and not
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Koala-sensing drone helps keep tabs on drop bear numbers

Koala-sensing drone helps keep tabs on drop bear numbers | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
It's obviously important to Australians to make sure their koala population is closely tracked — but how can you do so when the suckers live in forests and climb trees all the time? With drones and AI, of course.
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Seal count conducted by drone on the Farne Islands.

Seal count conducted by drone on the Farne Islands. | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
By James Willoughby A drone has been used for the first time to successfully help count a colony of Atlantic grey seal pups, which have reached record high numbers. Ritchie Southerton, of Ritchie Southerton Photography, turned to UAV specialist Heliguy to purchase a DJI Phantom 4 Pro for the important job on the Farne Islands, off the Northumberland coast. The count …
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Drone video shows thousands of sharks migrating off Florida coast

Drone video shows thousands of sharks migrating off Florida coast | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Every year around this time Florida waters become slightly more "sharky." A recent video by Hydrophilik shows thousands of sharks, more than likely blackti
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California Air Guard Drone Helps Authorities Fight Carr Fire

California Air Guard Drone Helps Authorities Fight Carr Fire | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A California Air National Guard team is serving as a reconnaissance and surveillance unit for response efforts to the Carr Fire in Northern California, providing up-to-date intelligence as service members and civilian firefighters battle the massive blaze.,
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See Newly Discovered Ancient Drawings in Peru Desert

See Newly Discovered Ancient Drawings in Peru Desert | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
April 5, 2018 - Researchers surveying in southern Peru with drones have captured images of ancient geoglyphs. More than 50 of the massive ancient drawings are considered new discoveries by archaeologists. Etched in the ground more than 1,000 years ago, many are worn by time and difficult to see with the human eye.
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High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa

High Above, Drones Keep Watchful Eyes on Wildlife in Africa | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Drones seemed like the perfect anti-poaching tools. But deploying them has been far more difficult than conservationists had hoped.
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Cleantech startup Aeromon monitors air pollution using drone

Cleantech startup Aeromon monitors air pollution using drone | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Aeromon, a Finnish cleantech startup, has completed a pilot program for detecting fugitive emissions via drone-mounted sensors. The pilot program was carried out at the Ämmässuo waste treatment centre (operated by the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY, Finland). Historical data captured using hand-held measurement tools were compared with aerial measurements taken by a remotely piloted aircraft …
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QuestUAV Drones - Reliable and Accurate Tools for Coastal Monitoring

QuestUAV Drones - Reliable and Accurate Tools for Coastal Monitoring | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
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Halaco Superfund Site

ESRM 352 December 10th, 2016 Restoration of the Oxnard Plain wetland
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Drones and machine learning combine to identify, protect endangered sea cows - Drones at Work

Drones and machine learning combine to identify, protect endangered sea cows - Drones at Work | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
[Editor’s Note: Currently 80 percent of the dugongs can be detected in images.] This post originally appeared on http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/endangered-sea-cow-drones-ml/. It’s one thing to want to protect endangered animals, but another entirely to keep track of them. Case in point: the dugong, a medium-sized marine mammal often referred to as a sea cow. Cute they may be, but …
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