Drones in Marine Science

Comprehensive exploration of current unoccupied aircraft systems technologies in coastal and marine research, including aeronautical concepts, rules and regulations, safety, mission planning, aircraft design, payload selection, operational procedures, maintenance, data management and data analysis. Includes a full overview of current and emerging remote sensing applications for monitoring marine species and habitats. Lab component includes building, operating and maintenance of aircrafts, programming for manual and autonomous flight, active participation in scientific research and data analysis, and in-depth discussion on future of unoccupied aircraft systems in science. Taught in Beaufort. Instructor: Johnston

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Duke Marine Lab