A fleet of Saildrone unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) is performing an integrated survey of the US West Coast this summer for NOAA Fisheries to collect data on commercially valuable hake and smaller coastal pelagic species. Fish stock surveys are traditionally carried out by ships equipped with trawl nets and/or echo sounders; this mission will allow scientists to evaluate the data collected by the saildrones and verify that the results compare favorably with current ship-based collection methods. This survey is the second of its kind, following a successful West Coast survey performed in 2018 in partnership with NOAA Fisheries and DFO Canada.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
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