Posted by: reefrescue | June 9, 2015

Reef Rescue Showcases Innovative Drone Technology

Reef Rescue had an opportunity during May to demonstrate our innovative drone environmental monitoring technologies. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection hosted a turbidity monitoring field exercise in Jupiter, FL, for coastal construction contractors, consultants, Army Corps, representatives from the regulatory community and invited Reef Rescue to showcase our drone water sample collection and aerial monitoring techniques.

Reef Rescue has developed unique methodologies designed specifically for monitoring beach renourishment and dredging projects that incorporate traditional environmental monitoring tools with the rapidly developing advances in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry.

Reef Rescue UAV tools improve upon currently used, often outdated and inaccurate methods and provides a higher degree of project compliance with considerable cost savings. The real-time aerial prospective allows for rapid site assessment, recording project conditions and providing the ability for proper compliance sample collection and documentation. These same UAV tools also have application at inaccessible and dangerous monitoring environments such as tracking, delineating and sampling oil train derailments and coal ash spills. UAV water sample collection reduces the need for boats, trailers and ramp access.

RR UAV water sample collection

RR UAV water sample collection

RR UAV GPS tacker

RR UAV GPS tacker

TMWG Jupiter, FL, May 2015

Turbidity field exercise Jupiter, FL, May 2015

Beach project turbidity plume

Beach project turbidity plume

Oil train spill

Oil train spill

Thank you to all of the Reef Rescue supporters whose donations allow us to continue our monitoring and protection of our fragile coastal ecosystem.

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Palm Beach County Reef Rescue is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting the coral reef ecosystem of South Florida through research, education and public awareness.

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