A group of tan colored jellyfish against a deep blue background.

Advancements in Mapping Jellyfish: Integrating Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies

Mark Altaweel

Mapping swarms of jellyfish has significantly improved due to a combination of remote sensing data, UAV and satellite data, and algorithms that estimate jellyfish migration based on current data.

Screenshot of drone survey at 50m altitude over waters adjacent to Raine Island reef edge showing a painted turtle shell and unpainted shells. Dunstan et al., 2020.

Using Drones to More Accurately Count Sea Turtles

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers have found that using drones and underwater cameras is a quicker and more accurate way to count green turtles.

Using Drones and Remote Sensing for Mapping and Counting Animals

Mark Altaweel

Remote sensing data from satellite and UAV imagery has been used by researchers in the mapping and observation of wildlife, in particular counting the number of animals in remote locations.

Rapid Response Monitoring Tools

Mark Altaweel

With rapid data access, new vehicles and tools that can go almost anywhere (e.g., such as unmanned aerial vehicles), and more efficient computing, we are witnessing an age of rapid response monitoring that addresses environmental and social problems as they develop.

UAV thermal scanning of pipelines. Concept video from Animatechnika.

Using UAVs to Map and Monitor Pipelines

GIS Contributor

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are currently being used to not only speed up the pipeline routing process but also to make it both safer and more economical.

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