Drones are monitoring devices with the ability to capture spatial, spectral and temporal information applicable to a wide range of applications. Also referred to as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), the devices are versatile, adaptable and flexible. They can be rapidly and repeatedly deployed for high spatial and temporal resolution data.
Winning co-author Liesbeth De Keukelaere the Young Author Award, an article about the pilot test case organised at the Prins Hendrik Zanddijk project in Texel, The Netherlands, demonstrating drone technology for water quality monitoring.
IADC bestowed the Young Author Award to Liesbeth De Keukelaere for her contribution to the paper “Mapping water quality with drones – test case in Texel”.
Multicopters, unmanned aerial surveyors, can fly and take pictures in difficult-to-reach or potentially dangerous areas, improving the speed and safety of acquiring data.