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by on September 7, 2019
Founded in Malaysia in 2010 by Anuar Abdullah, Ocean Quest Global is an environmental organization at work in seven countries through Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean. After years of research, Ocean Quest has created its own techniques, methodology and material for coral reef rehabilitation, which are based on the idea that coral can be restored on a large scale, in an all-natural and non-invasive way. The organization is actively adopting new technology to greatly speed-up the process, and a...
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by on January 8, 2019
A small drone equipped with a digging tool gets a lift from a larger drone to travel long distances. The NIMBUS Lab at the University of Nebraska has been developing drones that have the unique ability to dig holes in the ground and then fill those holes with sensors. If this sounds like a complicated task, that’s because it is: The drone needs to be able to carry a portable digging system a useful distance, locate a diggable spot, land, verify that the spot it thought was diggable is in fact...
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by on January 4, 2019
“It was a classic example of new technology challenging the old” Professional services giant PwC has conducted its first stock audit using a drone, in a move it believes can rapidly cut audit times, reduce risk and prevent downtime. A drone developed by UK-based QuestUAV was used in the audit of coal supplies for one of the UK’s last remaining coal-fired power stations. It was conducted on behalf of German utility RWE by PwC, which employs over 250,000 people. ...
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by on December 4, 2018
Drone technology has been hailed as a game-changer for the construction and engineering industries. But where do the benefits come from – and what are the risks? Senior construction solicitor May Winfield explains where the law stands on drone use. According to a recent report by PwC, drone technology has the potential to increase the UK GDP by £42bn (equivalent to 2%) by 2030. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs predicts that the spend between 2016-2020 on drones in construction, agriculture insuran...
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by on November 12, 2018
To put it mildly, the time for renewable resources to become a major contributor to the energy needs around the world is nigh. With the growth in population and GDP driven consumption, the world is bracing up to face a challenging energy mix. Hoping to create an equitable balance between development and environment and ensuring that everyone has access to enough sustainable energy rests in resources such as solar, hydro, wind and geothermal. To be honest, they have a lot going for them like the ...
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by on November 5, 2018
The imaging and mapping potential of drones flying through the sky is well documented, but they also hold great potential for environments deep beneath the Earth's surface. Australian-based startup Emesant is taking an underground approach to drone technology, developing specialized software for the autonomous mapping of mines and tunnels. Emesant is a startup company founded by former researchers at Australian federal government research agency the CSIRO, where they worked in the Robotics a...
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by on September 14, 2018
Professional Member Benefit - SUAS Global Members Sales enquiries will include an additional £500 of accessories! Topcon is a Global manufacturer of Precise Positioning Solutions. Topcon's SiriusPro UAS system integrates our precise RTK GNSS technology making it ideally suited for survey & mapping applications that require high accuracy of 3cm XYZ, without the use of additional Ground Control ...
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by on August 28, 2018
Aurecon is aiming to be the first consulting engineering company to become a registered drone operator in South Africa. The infrastructure advisory and engineering consultancy company intends to use their squadron of drones as a value-adding tool on client projects, believing it will significantly enhance the company’s service offering. Richard Matchett, Aurecon Digital Lead RSA says that what initially started as a fun idea, arousing a great deal of enthusiasm, quickly turned into a very ser...
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by on August 9, 2018
Cyberhawk, a provider of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspections, has completed an American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Intermediate Hull Survey 4 on an oil tanker using UAVs. Cyberhawk performed the inspection across 19 tanks onboard an oil tanker at a shipyard in Singapore. This included 12 cargo oil tanks, two slop tanks and five ballast tanks. ABS attended to ensure the inspection complied with specific ABS rules set for tankers. The inspection also had to satisfy the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cr...
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