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Duke Marine Lab Uses Drones to Study Relationship between Storms and Barrier Island Erosion #drone #droneday

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From sUAS News:

At the Duke Marine Lab in Beaufort, NC, researchers working with the Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing lab were prepared for the event – eyeing it as an opportunity to use their expanding fleet of drones to assess how powerful storms like hurricane Matthew contribute to the erosion of barrier islands along North Carolina’s coast.

“Drones are the perfect tool to take advantage of this tragic natural experiment” said Dr. Dave Johnston, Director of the Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing lab at Duke University. “Having this on-demand remote sensing capability allows us to assess how processes such as storms affect our barrier islands”

Read more and learn more about the Duke Marine Lab


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