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UA develops the first drone monitoring the health of forests

UA develops the first drone monitoring the health of forests

29/04/2015

Research from departments of Planning and Environment, Chemistry, Biology and ESTGA

It is the first drone prepared to monitor the state of health of forests. Developed at the University of Aveiro (UA) this technology coupled with the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) allows the evaluation of the the degree of impact of various stress factors in the forest, either those caused by lack of water or nutrients, or those caused by diseases or insects and fungi attacks. This project, which initially aims to change the paradigm of the monitoring of forests, being time consuming when performed and made by technicians in the field, is already thought to be at the service of farms.

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

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