UAVs to utilize hyperspectral sensors for ocean research

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Researchers from Columbia University’s Air-Sea-Ice Physics and Biogeochemistry Experiment (ASIPBEX) will utilizeunmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to investigate climatological changes present in the Arctic Ocean around Svalbard, Norway. In the remote sensing project, the UAV will assess ocean and sea ice variability in this Arctic…

Drone technology gives Pharr a new perspective

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By KRISTIAN HERNANDEZ Staff Writer PHARR — A hazardous materials incident at an abandoned hospital in Falfurrias earlier this month sent emergency crews in Edinburg and Pharr rushing to contain the situation. Behind the two HAZMAT teams was the Pharr…

Monarch, Inc. is Taking Off …

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Monarch, Inc., a company that manufacturers unmanned aircraft systems for 3D mapping in the precision agriculture, energy, and survey sectors, held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony today at their headquarters in Ridgecrest, California. “Monarch, Inc., reflects the iconic…

CEMAST students enrich their training with AV8 UAS

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Fareham College’s Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training. (CEMAST) has partnered with AV8 UAS Solutions to deliver enrichment programs for students alongside its already successful course packages. CEMAST runs Aerospace, Automotive, Electrical Engineering and Manufacturing courses…

Europe satisfied with drone privacy safeguards

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by Aimee Turner A Brussels probe into the social impact of widespread drone use is satisfied that today’s rules governing privacy, data protection and ethics is sufficiently robust to safeguard the public. The European Commission commissioned two studies addressing key social…

FAA to ramp up drone education, regulation

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By Sara Fischer, CNN Washington (CNN) – It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … drone? More and more often, large commercial airliners are encountering small, unmanned aircraft flying through the sky, sometimes undetected by the human eye, and often invisible…