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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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San Francisco’s sky is on fire and we flew a drone through it

San Francisco’s sky is on fire and we flew a drone through it | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The West Coast of the US is ablaze, turning skies an eerie shade of orange. The Verge captured photos of the apocalyptic landscape in San Francisco via drone as wildfires raged nearby.
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Drones are helping scientists fight wildlife extinction - Feb. 13, 2018

Drones are helping scientists fight wildlife extinction - Feb. 13, 2018 | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of Adelaide in Australia found that counting wildlife using drones is more accurate than traditional approaches.
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Vulcan gets into drone-building business to fight poachers in Africa –

Vulcan gets into drone-building business to fight poachers in Africa – | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
One of the legacies left behind by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is a drone development program aimed at providing intelligence for Africa’s anti-poaching efforts.
Alissa Goldbergs insight:
I think this is a huge improvement for the safely of endangered animals. We can have surveillance without disturbing the animals while keeping them more safe than we ever could before.
This is also a repost, I accidentally posted to Environmental Science.
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Drones Increase Heart Rates Of Wild Bears. Too Much Stress?

Drones Increase Heart Rates Of Wild Bears. Too Much Stress? | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Scientists studying animals in their natural habitats can now just send in a drone with a camera, rather than trudging through rough terrain. But a new study finds that the drones don't go unnoticed.
Jason Millers insight:

This article connects to conversations we've been having in our neighborhood - we want to use sUAS as a platform for research, but it's important to remember that the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle (writ large) is in effect.  Our observation of wildlife with sUAS will affect the wildlife we're observing.  How it affects them is not understood.

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