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CESAM develops drone to monitor forests health condition

CESAM develops drone to monitor forests health condition

08/06/2015

It is the first time that a drone is prepared to monitor the health condition of forests. Developed at the University of Aveiro, this technology coupled with the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) allows the evaluation of the impact degree of various stress factors in a forest area, caused by the lack of water or nutrients, or caused by diseases or insects and fungi attack. This project aimed primarily to change the paradigm of the monitoring of forests, which is time consuming when performed by technicians in the field, being already thought to be at the service of agricultural applications.
The project coordinator, Jan Jacob Keizer, CESAM researcher was in RTP2 Civil Society program explaining the LUNA project.

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http://uaonline.ua.pt/pub/detail.asp?lg=pt&c=42317   

http://www.pcguia.pt/2015/04/universidade-de-aveiro-desenvolve-um-drone-de-monitorizacao-da-saude-das-florestas/

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